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imbalance

[im-bal-uh ns] /ɪmˈbæl əns/
noun
1.
the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
2.
faulty muscular or glandular coordination.
Origin of imbalance
1895-1900
1895-1900; im-2 + balance
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imbalance

/ɪmˈbæləns/
noun
1.
a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etc: the political imbalance of the programme
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Word Origin and History for imbalance
n.

1895, from im- "not" + balance (n.).

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imbalance in Medicine

imbalance im·bal·ance (ĭm-bāl'əns)
n.

  1. A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning.

  2. Lack of equality in some aspect of binocular vision, as in strabismus.

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