balanced
balanced al"anced adj. being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; -- opposite of {unbalanced}. the carefully balanced seesaw a properly balanced symphony orchestra a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history a balanced blend of whiskeys the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers [Narrower terms: {counterbalanced, counter-balanced, counterpoised}; {well-balanced}; {poised}] [Related terms: stable --- (maintaining equilibrium)] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • balanced — balanced; un·balanced; …   English syllables

  • balanced — [adj1] equalized counterbalanced, equitable, equivalent, evened, fair, just, offset, proportional, stabilized, symmetrical, uniform; concept 566 Ant. disproportioned, imbalanced, unequal, unsymmetrical balanced [adj2] settled financially… …   New thesaurus

  • balanced — I adjective cadenced, cadent, coextensive, consonant, consistent, constant, equable, equal, equiponderant, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, firm, fluent, harmonious, just, level, measured, on an even keel, orderly, poised, proportionate,… …   Law dictionary

  • balanced — bal|anced [ˈbælənst] adj 1.) giving equal attention to all sides or opinions = ↑fair a balanced view/account ▪ a balanced account of what happened ▪ balanced reporting of the election campaign 2.) arranged to include things or people of different …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • balanced — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ properly, well ▪ The report was accurate and well balanced. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • balanced — [[t]bæ̱lənst[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) A balanced report, book, or other document takes into account all the different opinions on something and presents information in a fair and reasonable way. ...a fair, balanced, comprehensive report. Syn …   English dictionary

  • balanced — adjective being in a state of proper equilibrium (Freq. 10) the carefully balanced seesaw a properly balanced symphony orchestra a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history a balanced blend of whiskeys the educated man shows a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • balanced — bal|anced [ bælənst ] adjective * 1. ) considering all arguments, opinions, or aspects fairly and equally: balanced reporting a balanced package of tax reforms 2. ) a balanced person has a sensible and reasonable attitude toward life: STABLE 3. ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • balanced — adjective 1 giving equal attention to all sides or opinions; fair: balanced and impartial reporting of the election campaign 2 not giving too much importance to one thing; sensible: a balanced outlook on life 3 arranged to include things or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • balanced */ — UK [ˈbælənst] / US adjective 1) considering all arguments, opinions, or aspects fairly and equally We aim to provide balanced reporting of this difficult issue. a balanced package of tax reforms 2) a balanced person has a sensible and reasonable… …   English dictionary

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