a sentence consisting of two or more clauses that are parallel in structure.
A balanced sentence consists of two parts, the one corresponding to the other.
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in grammar, a sentence with two clauses or phrases of fairly equal in length and strength for clarity
“The novel concentrates on character; the film intensifies the violence,” is a balanced sentence.
- Balanced step
any of a series of staircase winders so planned that they are nearly as wide at the inside of the stair as the adjacent fliers.
- Balanced ticket
a slate of candidates chosen to appeal to a wide range of voters, especially by including members of large regional, ethnic, or religious groups.
- Balanced translocation
balanced translocation balanced translocation n. Translocation of the long arm of an acrocentric chromosome to another chromosome, accompanied by loss of the small fragment containing the centromere.
- Balanced valve
a valve designed so that pressure-induced forces from the fluid being controlled oppose one another so that resistance to opening and closing the valve is negligible. Historical Examples This engine has a balanced valve and automatic cut-off, and is fitted with a reversing-gear for use on the road. A History of the Growth of the […]