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imbalance

[ im-bal-uhns ]
/ ɪmˈbæl əns /
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noun
the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
faulty muscular or glandular coordination.
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Origin of imbalance

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

Words nearby imbalance

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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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Medical 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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