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balanced

[ bal-uhnst ]
/ ˈbæl ənst /
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adjective

being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion, etc.
Football. pertaining to or noting an offensive line formation having three linemen on each side of the center.Compare unbalanced (def. 5).

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Origin of balanced

First recorded in 1585–95; balance + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM balanced

self-balanced, adjective
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balanced
/ (ˈbælənst) /

adjective

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