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adjective balanced pronunciation in American English /ˈbælənst/
  1. 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. 3
    with all parts combining well together or existing in the correct amounts
    A balanced diet contains lots of fruit and green vegetables.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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