balanced

adjective
bal·​anced | \ ˈba-lən(t)st How to pronounce balanced (audio) \

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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The gambas al ajillo ($11) proved to be more balanced. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Spanish flavors are bold (but imperfect) at this Louisville restaurant," 27 June 2018 The critical discourse on cinema will naturally be balanced, complicated and enriched in the process, but in ways that are and should be impossible to prescribe or predict. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "We need more diversity in film criticism, but 'Who is this movie for?' is the wrong question to ask," 20 June 2018 Kanesaka's technique and brigade are textbook-perfect: Otsumami small bites are his wheelhouse (sliced yellowtail wrapped around daikon radish ribbons, sweet amaebi shrimp topped with uni), and the nigiri are wonderfully balanced. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Places for Sushi in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 Iowa State maintained control with crisp passing, balanced offense and enough rebounding, while the Jayhawks relied heavily on Lawson, who had 15 points and eight boards at the break. Dave Skretta, The Seattle Times, "Lawson’s double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones," 22 Jan. 2019 Diamond DeShields led a balanced offense with 22 points and the Sky beat the New York Liberty 103-99 on Friday night. Doug Feinberg, chicagotribune.com, "Diamond DeShields leads Sky to third straight win, 103-99 over Liberty," 29 June 2018 Highlands has a balanced offense with every starter hitting over .290. James Weber, Cincinnati.com, "Ryle softball and Highlands, Campbell County baseball start state championship chases," 6 June 2018 New coach Brent Barnes will turn him loose in what should be a high-powered, balanced offense. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Top 10 Arizona high school football quarterbacks for 2018 season," 4 June 2018 The Terps and the Eagles have exceptionally balanced offenses, something Walker-Weinstein said a team can’t win a national championship without. Katherine Dunn, baltimoresun.com, "Previewing the semifinals of the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of balanced

1611, in the meaning defined above

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balanced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of balanced

: having good or equal amounts of all the necessary parts of something

balanced

adjective
bal·​anced | \ -ən(t)st How to pronounce balanced (audio) \

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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