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adjective     well-balanced pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    made up of various things that form a satisfactory or healthy combination

    a reasonable well-balanced approach to the problem of hazardous wastes

    a well-balanced diet (=one that contains a variety of foods and the right amount of protein, vegetables etc):

    It’s important that children eat a well-balanced diet.

  2. 3
    arranged so as to balance well

    a well-balanced load

    It’s easier to ride up a mountain with a well-balanced saddle.


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