Meaning of BALANCED in English
bal ‧ anced /ˈbælənst/ BrE AmE adjective
1 . giving equal attention to all sides or opinions SYN fair
a balanced view/account
a balanced account of what happened
balanced reporting of the election campaign
2 . arranged to include things or people of different kinds in the right amounts:
a balanced programme of events
the importance of a balanced diet (=one that is healthy because it contains the right foods in the right amounts)
Nature is perfectly balanced.
finely/delicately balanced (=very carefully balanced)
soup with a delicately balanced flavor
3 . someone who is balanced is calm and sensible, and has good mental health OPP unbalanced
4 . balanced budget when a government is not spending more money than it has available
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▪ fair treating people equally or in the way that is right:
It’s not fair that she gets paid more than me.
Everyone has the right to a fair trial.
▪ just formal morally right and fair:
a just punishment
a just cause
a just society
Do you think it was a just war?
▪ reasonable fair and sensible according to most people’s standards:
a reasonable request
Lateness, without a reasonable excuse, will not be tolerated.
▪ balanced giving fair and equal treatment to all sides of an argument or subject:
Balanced reporting of the news is essential.
▪ even-handed giving fair and equal treatment to everyone, especially when it would be easy to favour one particular group:
The drama takes an even-handed look at the consequences of violent crime, both on attackers and their victims.
The film is even-handed and does not try to make you support either side.
▪ equitable /ˈekwətəb ə l, ˈekwɪtəb ə l/ formal giving equal treatment to everyone involved:
We need an equitable solution to this problem.
a more equitable distribution of wealth
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012