disequilibrium

[dis-ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uhm, dis-ee-]
noun
lack of equilibrium; imbalance.

Origin:
1830–40; dis-1 + equilibrium

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disequilibrium (ˌdɪsiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm)
 
n
a loss or absence of equilibrium, esp in an economy

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disequilibrium dis·e·qui·lib·ri·um (dĭs-ē'kwə-lĭb'rē-əm, -ěk'wə-)
n.
Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.

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Example sentences
Disequilibrium is probably the best state of mind for learning.
Rates could be adjusted more sharply only if a country's balance of payments
  was in fundamental disequilibrium.
Undershooting and overshooting the golden nodes values will obviously results
  in internal disequilibrium.
But too often this disequilibrium seems imposed, the slapstick so clumsily
  staged and executed as to appear mocking.
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