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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Amelia Chasse, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Hogan’s plan to expand I-270 and the Beltway is in keeping with a balanced approach to transportation that includes robust spending on transit in addition to highway funding. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Maryland’s proposed expansion of Beltway and I-270 ranks among top U.S. ‘boondoggles,’ group says," 26 June 2018 Seale pointed to the passage of the 2018 bond referendum as a key reason why the school district was able to achieve a balanced budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Humble ISD’s 2018-19 budget includes 153 new staff positions," 20 June 2018 The Cavaliers, thanks to a much more balanced approach, have three players scoring in double-figures, with Kevin Love’s 15 points leading LeBron James’s 14 and J.R. Smith’s 10. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Kevin Durant Pulls Warriors Closer to Another N.B.A. Title," 7 June 2018 This is because the physician groups receive bundled payments for the overall care for each patient, which promotes a balanced approach of high-quality care with appropriate resource use. Melanie Evans, WSJ, "Kaiser Permanente Cultivates the Digital Doctor-Patient Relationship," 28 May 2018 My role as a congressmen will be to ensure that the most balanced approach consistent with the needs of the district. Dave Bangert, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Primary 2018: 4th District candidates discuss Trump, other priorities in Q&A," 4 May 2018 On economic and trade issues, solutions should be worked out through dialogue and consultation, with mutual respect and a balanced approach to addressing the concerns of each side, in order to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Cui Tiankai, Time, "Chinese Ambassador to the U.S.: How Americans Misunderstand China," 4 May 2018 The Spanish manager has brought a more balanced approach to Barcelona since replacing Luis Enrique last year. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Lionel Messi hat-trick seals La Liga title for Barcelona," 30 Apr. 2018 So, with the help of nutritionist Carrie Wiatt, Roberts decided to take a balanced eating approach to most meals. Miranda Siwak, Good Housekeeping, "What Julia Roberts Does to Make 50 Look Like 40," 26 Apr. 2017

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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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