Meaning of “balanced” in the English Dictionary

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"balanced" in British English

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uk /ˈbæl.ənst/ us /ˈbæl.ənst/

B2 considering all sides or opinions equally:

The news programme prided itself on its balanced reporting.

containing an equal amount or number of similar things or people:

The committee is evenly balanced, with six members from each party.
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  • Pollution can have disastrous effects on the delicately balanced ecosystem.
  • The documentary presented us with a balanced view of the issue.
  • The wine possesses a smoothness and balanced depth which is rare at such a low price.
  • A balanced diet is essential for healthy growth.

(Definition of “balanced” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"balanced" in American English

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us /ˈbæl·ənst/

balanced adjective (HAVING RIGHT AMOUNTS)

giving all sides equal attention and consideration:

The news program prided itself on its balanced reporting.

A balanced budget is a financial plan in which the amount of money spent is not greater than the amount received.

A balanced diet is a combination of the correct types and amounts of food.

(Definition of “balanced” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)