If something is balanced, it has equal proportions or a stable sense of balance. A balanced yoga pose is one in which you're not falling over constantly.

A balanced gymnast won't fall off the balance beam, and a balanced team combines players' skills to form a stable, equitable group. Balanced information in a news report gives you the opposing sides of an issue, and a balanced diet includes some food from all the different nutritional groups. Balanced comes from the verb balance, "be equal with," from the noun form of the word, with its Old French root, balance, "scales for weighing."

Definitions of balanced

adj being in a state of proper equilibrium

“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”
counterbalanced, counterpoised
brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another
harmonious, proportionate, symmetrical
exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action
of someone or something that balances himself or itself
maintaining equilibrium
in an optimal state of balance or equilibrium
imbalanced, unbalanced
being or thrown out of equilibrium
liable to change
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