imbalance

[ im-bal-uh ns ]
/ ɪmˈbæl əns /

noun

the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
faulty muscular or glandular coordination.

Nearby words

  1. imap,
  2. imare,
  3. imaret,
  4. imari ware,
  5. imax,
  6. imbecile,
  7. imbecilic,
  8. imbecility,
  9. imbed,
  10. imbedding

Origin of imbalance

First recorded in 1895–1900; im-2 + balance

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British Dictionary definitions for imbalance

imbalance

/ (ɪmˈbæləns) /

noun

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

imbalance

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for imbalance

imbalance

[ ĭm-băləns ]

n.

A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning.
Lack of equality in some aspect of binocular vision, as in strabismus.

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