counterbalanced counter-balanced counterpoised
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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  • counter-balanced — counterbalanced counterbalancedadj. brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another. Syn: counterpoised. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterbalanced — counter balanced counter balanced counterbalanced counterbalancedadj. brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another. Syn: counterpoised. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poised — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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