Simple Definition of imbalance
: a state or condition in which different things do not occur in equal or proper amounts
Full Definition of imbalance
: lack of balance : the state of being out of equilibrium or out of proportion <a vitamin imbalance> <racial imbalance in schools>
Examples of imbalance in a sentence
Her depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
the problem of racial imbalance in schools
First Known Use of imbalance
Medical Definition of imbalance
: lack of balance : the state of being out of equilibrium or out of proportion: asa: loss of parallel relation between the optical axes of the eyes caused by faulty action of the extrinsic muscles and often resulting in diplopiab: absence of biological equilibrium <a vitamin imbalance> <if the ductus arteriosus fails to close, a circulatory imbalance results—E. B. Steen & Ashley Montagu>c: a disproportion between the number of males and females in a population
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