bal·​anced | \ ˈba-lən(t)st \

Definition of balanced

: 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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Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer that includes micronutrients. Nan Sterman,, "Branching out with new crops," 31 May 2018 Use a balanced fertilizer with the three numbers on the front label equal or close to equal - 16-16-16, for example. Kym Pokorny,, "What you need to know to grow your own Oregon strawberries," 8 May 2018 After a few weeks, start to feed the plants with a balanced fertilizer ($16 per bottle, Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Growing Tomatoes," 16 Feb. 2018 Consider this a quick, healthfully balanced meal with intercontinental flair. The Washington Post,, "Here's a grilled corn recipe that's healthy and hands-off," 22 May 2018 Consider this a quick, healthfully balanced meal with intercontinental flair. Ellie Krieger, charlotteobserver, "See how 3 tweaks can transform a quesadilla | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 She wasn't hired to offer media analysis or be fair and balanced. Laura Bradley, HWD, "It’s Political Media vs. Comedians as White House Press Association Disavows Michelle Wolf," 30 Apr. 2018 Among community college students alone, 42 percent struggled to pay for balanced meals. Mary Esch, The Christian Science Monitor, "On-campus food pantries help struggling students succeed in school," 18 Apr. 2018 Pre-teens and teens can learn knife skills and plan and prepare a nutritionally balanced family meal. Caron Golden,, "Inspiring tomorrow’s home cooks," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of balanced

1611, in the meaning defined above

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bal·​anced | \ -ən(t)st \

Medical Definition of balanced

1 : having the physiologically active elements mutually counteracting a balanced solution
2 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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