- the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
- faulty muscular or glandular coordination.
Origin of imbalance
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Examples from the Web for imbalance
This autoimmune disorder, which affects about seven in 10,000 people, causes numbness and pain in the limbs and imbalance walking.Drums Aren’t Just for Music: They’re Therapy, Too
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And when that culture still holds onto sexist views of women, even attempts to rectify this imbalance can backfire.Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.
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Hoyer said this imbalance, common on most congressional committees, "didn't bother me as much as long as the process was fair."Hoyer Against Single Dem On Benghazi Committee
May 19, 2014
That imbalance has grown over the past half-century, according to Ross, the Samford University professor.Law-Breaking Judges Took Cases That Could Make Them Even Richer
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April 28, 2014
Raising the minimum wage is the least we can do to begin to correct the imbalance.Next Up for Democrats? A Push to Raise the Minimum Wage to $10
November 8, 2013
- a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etcthe political imbalance of the programme
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Word Origin and History for imbalance
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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