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imbalance

[im-bal-uh ns]
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noun
  1. the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
  2. faulty muscular or glandular coordination.
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Origin of imbalance

First recorded in 1895–1900; im-2 + balance
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Related Words for imbalance

inequality, shortcoming, asymmetry, unevenness, disproportion, lopsidedness

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British Dictionary definitions for imbalance

imbalance

noun
  1. a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etcthe political imbalance of the programme
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Word Origin and History for imbalance

n.

1895, from im- "not" + balance (n.).

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imbalance in Medicine

imbalance

(ĭm-băləns)
n.
  1. A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning.
  2. Lack of equality in some aspect of binocular vision, as in strabismus.
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