[ im-bal-uh ns ]
/ ɪmˈbæl əns /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for imbalance

/ (ɪmˈbæləns) /


a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etcthe political imbalance of the programme
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Medicine definitions for imbalance

[ ĭm-băləns ]


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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