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imbalance

noun im·bal·ance \(ˌ)im-ˈba-lən(t)s\

: 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>
im·bal·anced \-lən(t)st\ adjective
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Examples of IMBALANCE

  1. Her depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
  2. the problem of racial imbalance in schools

First Known Use of IMBALANCE

circa 1890

Rhymes with IMBALANCE

Medical Dictionary

imbalance

noun im·bal·ance \(ˈ)im-ˈbal-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of IMBALANCE

:  lack of balance :  the state of being out of equilibrium or out of proportion: as a :  loss of parallel relation between the optical axes of the eyes caused by faulty action of the extrinsic muscles and often resulting in diplopia b :  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
im·bal·anced \-ən(t)st\ adjective

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