• (adj): Being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium.
    Example: "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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on balanced:

Balanced Hand
... In the game of bridge a balanced hand (or balanced distribution) denotes a hand containing no singleton or void and at most one doubleton ... contains thirteen cards, only three hand patterns can be classified as balanced 4-3-3-3, 4-4-3-2 and 5-3-3-2 ... suiter and a single suiter respectively, are often also referred to as semi-balanced ...
Lattice Phase Equaliser - Applications
... property of the lattice filter is that it is an intrinsically balanced topology ... This is useful when used with landlines which invariably use a balanced format ... intrinsically unbalanced and have to be transformed into a balanced implementation in these applications which increases the component count ...
Cathode Bias - Overcoming Problems
... be made in the case of "push-pull", or balanced circuits ... Slight differences in tube conduction are then dynamically balanced by bias variations that tend to reduce distortion ... This technique is useful in the input circuits of balanced line receivers or push-pull power output circuits ...
Third-generation Balanced Scorecard
... In business performance management, a third-generation balanced scorecard is a version of the traditional balanced scorecard, a structured report, supported by proven design ... It is distinguished by the components making up the balanced scorecard and the design process used to develop these components ...
Balanced-growth Equilibrium
... In macroeconomics, the balanced-growth path of a dynamic model is a trajectory such that all variables grow at a constant rate ... In the standard exogenous growth model, balanced growth is a basic assumption, while other variables like the capital stock, real GDP, and output per worker are growing ... In microbiology, the state of balanced-growth in liquid cultures is ideal for performing experiments because all bacteria are at about the same state (as opposed to stationary phase, for example, where some cells are ...

More definitions of "balanced":

  • (adj): Total debits and credits are equal.
    Example: "The books looked balanced"

Famous quotes containing the word balanced:

    Perhaps if the future existed, concretely and individually, as something that could be discerned by a better brain, the past would not be so seductive: its demands would be balanced by those of the future. Persons might then straddle the middle stretch of the seesaw when considering this or that object. It might be fun.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    [T]hat moment of evening when the light and the darkness are so evenly balanced that the constraint of day and the suspense of night neutralize each other, leaving absolute mental liberty. It is then that the plight of being alive becomes attenuated to its least possible dimensions.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

    Much of the ill-tempered railing against women that has characterized the popular writing of the last two years is a half-hearted attempt to find a way back to a more balanced relationship between our biological selves and the world we have built. So women are scolded both for being mothers and for not being mothers, for wanting to eat their cake and have it too, and for not wanting to eat their cake and have it too.
    Margaret Mead (1901–1978)