refers to a person who has proficiency in two languages to the extent that his or her skills for each language match those of a native speaker. Compare with unbalanced bilingual. See also bilingualism.

BALANCED BILINGUAL: "A balanced bilingual can match a native speaker in each of the languages he or she speaks."
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