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imbalance


imbalance

noun im·bal·ance \(ˈ)im-ˈbal-ən(t)s\

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
February 27, 2015
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