Definition of balanced in English:



  • 1Keeping or showing a balance; in good proportions.

    ‘she assembled a balanced team’
    • ‘It is a balanced business with activities in Britain and America.’
    • ‘As a result, says Harper, he is working hard to create a more balanced client portfolio.’
    • ‘The pair of them make a delightfully balanced couple, his gentle intellectuality counterpoised by her firm practicality.’
    • ‘Within our company I do the writing, my partner does the technical support, and in that way we're a balanced team.’
    • ‘With a balanced attack, your team can maintain a higher pace using frequent platoon-style substitutions.’
    • ‘Indisputably, India was the most balanced of the eight teams on view and richly deserved the triumph.’
    • ‘It enables a balanced workload within the team and, as outlined in IBM's proposal request, is transparent to the end users.’
    • ‘A balanced women will give you space and respect your boundaries, because she will demand her own space and will have her own boundaries.’
    • ‘The duty of the pediatrician and the parent is to support the child's body in ways that facilitate its return to a balanced state.’
    • ‘Surely it is incumbent upon them to have a more balanced team or better still let all the home nations have their own channels for such events.’
    • ‘Overall the team is more balanced; there are fewer gaps between their lines.’
    • ‘What made that show work was the creative team's balanced interest in its cast.’
    • ‘We have brought more youngsters into the team and the team has a more balanced look about it.’
    • ‘It is crucial to the problem of developing a balanced, sustainable and responsible tourism sector.’
    • ‘Rathvilly are an evenly balanced team, strong in all positions and belief in themselves should see them just about secure a place in the next round.’
    • ‘Pelt have emerged in the new millennium as a strong and balanced team, confident in their own abilities and aware of the struggle that may lie ahead on the road to recognition.’
    • ‘Well you'd expect a balanced team to work together and it hasn't done that.’
    • ‘Aragorn's the balanced fighter, while Gimli is the most powerful and Legolas is the speediest but weakest character.’
    • ‘This is not good news for the development of a balanced physician workforce thought to be necessary for effective, sustainable healthcare.’
    • ‘Maintaining a consistent roster from year to year and signing players of similar ethnic backgrounds has helped to produce one of the most balanced, fluid teams in the world.’
    practical, sensible, realistic, matter-of-fact, responsible, full of common sense, reasonable, rational, logical, sound, sober, no-nonsense, pragmatic, level-headed, serious-minded, businesslike, commonsensical, hard-headed, sane, mundane, unromantic, unidealistic
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    1. 1.1 Taking everything into account; fairly judged or presented.
      ‘accurate and balanced information’
      • ‘His response is more balanced than his original piece.’
      • ‘This account makes no effort to present a balanced view; rather, the author implies that his assessment is based on incontrovertible evidence.’
      • ‘Isn't there some sort of balanced, measured response to publishing a story like that?’
      • ‘What this member is trying to do is to get the full information together so that it can be presented in a balanced manner, even if the member who is asking for it is not.’
      • ‘We must be very careful to ensure that this is sensible law-making, and that it is balanced and responsible, and not reckless.’
      • ‘To ask electors for an opinion without providing them with comprehensive details is bound to result in emotional responses rather than a balanced and logical reply.’
      • ‘The media checks and rechecks facts, and presents reports in a balanced and objective manner to build trust among its readers and advertisers.’
      • ‘Your predecessors of the Business Roundtable regularly asserted a balanced philosophy of corporate responsibility.’
      • ‘Information on risk must be presented in a balanced manner.’
      • ‘Our own media have some responsibility to try to present a balanced picture instead of always gravitating for the sensational.’
      • ‘Here, the freedom of the press must go hand in hand with the editorial responsibility of accurate and balanced reporting.’
      • ‘Having put the recent storms over the use of intelligence into a balanced and reasoned perspective, he concludes with the following sobering observation.’
      • ‘In doing so, the author presents a balanced account of the successes and the failures of Italy's greatest prime minister of the twentieth century.’
      • ‘The site purports to be a balanced presentation of information about New Zealand's future energy needs and how we might solve them.’
      • ‘This isn't because I think drivers should be allowed to do anything they want but because I think these things need to be presented in a balanced manner.’
      • ‘So they're already presenting a pretty balanced picture.’
      • ‘A rational approach and a balanced perspective is needed to resolve conflicts with logic and clarity rather than with an emotional approach.’
      • ‘Glenny does his best to combat stereotyping and present a balanced, analytical account.’
      • ‘The Rich Tea will be chosen by someone sober, strategic and discerning who sees all the options and helps the team make balanced decisions.’
      • ‘That to me sounds like a reasonable and balanced approach.’
      fair, equitable, just, unbiased, unprejudiced, objective, impartial, dispassionate, in proportion, that takes everything into account
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    2. 1.2 (especially of food) having different elements in the correct proportions.
      ‘a healthy, balanced diet’
      • ‘You should eat a balanced diet with foods rich in folic acid, such as green leafy vegetables, broccoli, oranges, and bananas.’
      • ‘We ensured that he ate small amounts of good food in a balanced diet, drank lots of water and took only two supplements every day - a multivitamin/mineral tablet as well as a gram of vitamin C.’
      • ‘Everything was perfectly balanced and cooked just right.’
      • ‘Every noodle dish we tried was excellent, the noodles firm and the sauces well prepared and boasting balanced flavors.’
      • ‘The passion fruit and mango syrup complemented the dish well with a very good combination of flavours, a well balanced dish which refreshed the palate.’
      • ‘Offered nutritionally balanced food plus sugar water after 12 hours without food, the rats gradually increased their sugar intake.’
      • ‘Many health experts encourage people to incorporate soy foods into a balanced diet and discourage solely taking soy supplements.’
      • ‘Most chef's will tell you that a balanced dish contains each of five key elements - sweet, sour, salty, hot and bitter.’
      • ‘The first is about healthy eating and a balanced diet, with the focus on enjoying quality food rather than feeling deprived.’
      • ‘In the meantime, we advocate a varied and balanced diet plus exercise as the best insurance of good health.’
      • ‘There is always a shortage of properly balanced food items in your local homeless shelter.’
      • ‘The plebeian ‘chai garam’ is proving to be the next vital element of a balanced diet.’
      • ‘The Chinese viewpoint of a balanced diet is very different from that in the West.’
      • ‘Our salad bars are very popular on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the children get a healthy and balanced diet from their school meals.’
      • ‘A malnourished body requires a complete balanced food packet that builds up its ability to absorb nutrients.’
      • ‘If you eat the right foods, eat a balanced diet, and take the right supplements, you stand a reasonable chance of warding off problems.’
      • ‘They can't replace the hundreds of nutrients in the foods of a balanced diet.’
      • ‘Traditional, organic soy foods, incorporated into a varied, balanced diet, are healthy.’
      mixed, varied
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    3. 1.3 (of a person or state of mind) having no emotion too strong or too weak; stable.
      ‘a balanced personality’
      • ‘Despite my rude disappointment as a child, I turned out a balanced person with realistic expectations.’
      • ‘The goal is not just to have children with a high IQ alone, but also to strive to have a child with a balanced personality.’
      • ‘Matchmakers must avoid trying to take advantage of this situation to push services or to charge prices that would not interest the client if he or she were in a more balanced state of mind.’
      • ‘And he talked about this as a place that helps him become a balanced person.’
      • ‘After their bath I sat on Zoe's bed and I told them both that being proud of oneself was the bedrock of a balanced personality.’
      level-headed, well balanced, well adjusted, sensible, practical, realistic, with both feet on the ground, with one's feet on the ground, prudent, circumspect, pragmatic, wise, reasonable, rational, mature, stable, sane, even-tempered, commonsensical, full of common sense, judicious, sound, sober, businesslike, reliable, dependable
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    4. 1.4 (of an electric circuit or signal) being symmetrical with respect to a reference point, usually earth.
      • ‘The voltage value is set to provide a balanced ion condition in the work space near the electrical ionizer.’
      • ‘I prefer to call this a balanced electrical service because that is what it actually is, not a "two-phase" system, as some call it.’
      • ‘After incubation on ice for 45 minutes, the cells were washed twice in a balanced electrolyte solution.’
      • ‘Why wouldn’t I want a balanced charge?’
      • ‘It is based on solenoid injectors with balanced valve and feedback control strategies.’
      • ‘These two elements must combine in a ratio of 1: 3 to give an electrically balanced compound.’