Definition of imbalance
: lack of balance : the state of being out of equilibrium or out of proportion a vitamin imbalance racial imbalance in schools
imbalancedplay \(ˌ)im-ˈba-lən(t)st\ adjective
Examples of imbalance in a Sentence
Her depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
the problem of racial imbalance in schools
Recent Examples of imbalance from the Web
Boise resident Christina Palazzo is feeling the pressure from that imbalance.
Teachers are implementing basic practices to address participation imbalances such as calling on students by randomly pulling names from a class set of name cards.
There are simply far more interested buyers than homes for sale, and the imbalance is growing.
This NBA Finals trilogy symbolizes the league's troubling imbalance.
The gender imbalance of the departures has raised questions as to why so many women, including many who are black or Hispanic, have jumped ship on a mayor seen as welcoming to women and minorities.
In addition to drawing Trump’s ire, the German imbalance has sparked criticism by European Union leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron.
Hollywood has always tended toward the clubby, but the venues and formats have evolved: While gender imbalances remain onscreen and off, the industry's current members-only nexus, Soho House, is scrupulously coed.
Cal State previously had come under criticism for a gender imbalance in top leadership.
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First Known Use of imbalance
IMBALANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of imbalance for English Language Learners
: a state or condition in which different things do not occur in equal or proper amounts
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 Montaguc: a disproportion between the number of males and females in a population
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