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balanced

[ bal-uhnst ]
/ ˈbæl ənst /
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Definition of balanced

adjective
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).
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Origin of balanced

First recorded in 1585–95; balance + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM balanced

self-bal·anced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for balanced

balanced
/ (ˈbælənst) /

adjective
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