fairly or equally containing a diversity of views, aspects, ingredients, activities, etc.: The course provides a balanced program of study in painting, design, sculpture, and ceramics.Some newspapers provided more balanced coverage of the conflict.
being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion, etc.:These guidelines will help beginning photographers achieve a balanced composition in each shot.
(of a budget) showing enough revenue or income to cover all expenses: Our newly formed Finance Council will promote a balanced budget and long-range financial planning.
(of an investment portfolio) including investments of a variety of types or in a variety of sectors so as to maximize returns with a manageable level of risk:Stocks can help you achieve a balanced portfolio when combined with fixed-income investments such as bonds.
Football. pertaining to or noting an offensive line formation having three linemen on each side of the center.: Compare unbalanced (def. 5).
- self-bal·anced, adjective
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How to use balanced in a sentence
The real difficulty is that competing accounts circulate in parallel universes that are not even close to balanced in their reach.How an overload of riot porn is driving conflict in the streets | Bobbie Johnson | September 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The motor weight at the rear hub can make a bike feel oddly balanced.Do You Want to Buy an E-Cargo Bike? Read This First. | Joe Lindsey | August 30, 2020 | Outside Online
While likely balancing meltdowns, preparing balanced meals and trying to ensure continuity in their children’s education, parents have had a difficult time.
The prevailing view that sperm tails move in a balanced way, however, doesn’t capture what actually happens in three dimensions, researchers report July 31 in Science Advances.Human sperm don’t swim the way that anyone had thought | Jack J. Lee | July 31, 2020 | Science News
These oars were also counter-balanced with the lead that made them easier to handle for the oarsmen.14 Exceptional Weapon Systems from History That Were Ahead of their Time | Dattatreya Mandal | March 26, 2020 | Realm of History
That means Japanese whiskies are beautifully balanced and elegant; they touch and develop on every sensor on the palate.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise | Kayleigh Kulp | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or, this year, the ways in which religious liberty (both real and imagined) is balanced against civil rights.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’ | Jay Michaelson | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Great Invisible is something of a marvel—a balanced, unabridged portrait of life before and after the BP disaster.
Then, as the car pulled away, he again began his slow movements with the girl delicately balanced on the hitching post.
She now chronicles her recovery in her re-branded site called The balanced Blonde.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession | DailyBurn | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In any social movement, then, change and alteration in a new direction must be balanced against the demands of social stability.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
But the balanced forces once displaced would be seen constantly to come to an equilibrium at a new point.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The introduction of the balanced Swell pedal (Walcker, 1863) has greatly increased the tonal resources of the organ.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
These contrivances are applicable only to such organs as have the balanced swell pedal.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Perhaps they thought them so nearly divided, and so almost evenly balanced, that the one neutralised the other.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
British Dictionary definitions for balanced
having weight evenly distributed; being in a state of equilibrium
(of a person) mentally and emotionally stable
(of a discussion, programme, etc) presenting opposing points of view fairly and without bias
(of a diet) consisting of all essential nutrients in suitable form and amounts to maintain health
(of a budget) having expenditure no greater than income
electronics (of signals or circuitry) symmetrically disposed about earth or other reference potential
(of a chemical equation) having the correct relative number of moles of reactants and products
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