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bal·​anced ˈba-lən(t)st How to pronounce balanced (audio)
: being in a state of balance : having different parts or elements properly or effectively arranged, proportioned, regulated, considered, etc.
a balanced diet
a balanced blend of ingredients
balanced flavors
a football team with a balanced offense
providing a balanced solution
a fair and balanced assessment
trying to lead a more balanced life
a balanced budget [=a budget in which total revenues equal or exceed total expenses]


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past tense and past participle of balance entry 1

Examples of balanced in a Sentence

Adjective no balanced person would believe that their dog's bark was actually the voice of God a balanced arrangement of the furniture made the room look more spacious
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Word History

First Known Use


1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balanced was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Balanced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


bal·​anced -ən(t)st How to pronounce balanced (audio)
: having the physiologically active elements mutually counteracting
a balanced solution
of a diet or ration : furnishing all needed nutrients in the amount, form, and proportions needed to support healthy growth and productivity

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