imbalance


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to imbalance: vertigo, Chemical imbalance

im·bal·ance

 (ĭm-băl′əns)
n.
A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning.

im·bal′anced adj.

imbalance

(ɪmˈbæləns)
n
a lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etc: the political imbalance of the programme.

im•bal•ance

(ɪmˈbæl əns)

n.
1. the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
2. faulty muscular or glandular coordination.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imbalance - a lack of balance or state of disequilibriumimbalance - a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium; "a hormonal imbalance"
disequilibrium - loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
balance - a state of equilibrium
2.imbalance - (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
geometrical irregularity, irregularity - an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern
lopsidedness, skewness - an oblique or slanting asymmetry
radial asymmetry - the absence of symmetry about an axis
handedness, laterality - the property of using one hand more than the other
footedness - the property of favoring one foot over the other (as in kicking a ball)
eyedness - the property of favoring one eye over the other (as in taking aim)
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

imbalance

noun unevenness, bias, inequality, unfairness, partiality, disproportion, lopsidedness, top-heaviness, lack of proportion the imbalance between the two sides in this war
Translations

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] Ndesequilibrio m, falta f de equilibrio

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] n (= lack of parity) → déséquilibre m
relationships that are based on an imbalance of power → des relations fondées sur le déséquilibre des forces en présence
the imbalance between → le déséquilibre entre
the imbalance between the two sides in this war → le déséquilibre entre les deux camps dans cette guerre

imbalance

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] nsquilibrio

im·bal·ance

n. desequilibrio, pérdida del equilibrio.

imbalance

n desequilibrio; chemical — desequilibrio químico
References in periodicals archive ?
According to the results previous, it is more efficient to compensate Tx-I/Q imbalance jointly with the MIMO channel (when assuming zero-forcing equalization).
January 20 2012 (TUR) -- South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kim Sung-hwan said that they were working to remove imbalance in trade with Turkey.
Dr Bollard told the Wellington Chamber of Commerce that New Zealand has taken action to address some of its imbalances, but households and banks can do more to reduce risks inherent in the external imbalance.
Namely, in a vibratory technique there is an experiential problem in interpreting vibratory signals such as harmonics, frequency spectra, vibratory speed, definition of the type of vibratory imbalance etc.
The difference between the RIK gas owed--MMS's entitled percentage of gas--and the percentage it actually receives is referred to as a "gas imbalance." GAO was asked to evaluate the extent to which MMS can provide reasonable assurance that it is accurately identifying and collecting RIK gas imbalances in a timely fashion.
Speaking on trade imbalance which is time and again raised by US President Donald Trump, she said: "I know President has been focusing on trade imbalance, I would actually say that both US and India have a far greater imbalance with China than they do with each other."
Five possible mechanisms for the occurrence of electrolyte imbalance are the underlying disease process, end organ injury, fluid and electrolyte interventions, use of medications with potential of electrolyte derangements and application of critical care technology i.e.
The analyst also notes the company's spending strategy to generate its "highly competitive" rate of growth, saying that while its expected annualized production growth of 13% through 2021 tops the industry median rate of 6%, Matador also has a "negative free cash flow imbalance this year" of about $400M or 80% vs.
ISLAMABAD -- Mass awareness at national level was required to educate people about 'Hormonal Imbalance problems' called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as it leads to many complications including obesity, diabetes, infertility, Hair loss and abnormal hair growth on face.
THE US trade deficit jumped by nearly 19% in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen to a decade-long high of US$621 billion.
The filling imbalance in geometrically balanced runner systems of multi-cavities is difficult to handle in injection molding.
For the class of machines with variable rotor imbalance (centrifuges, separators, etc.), traditional balancing methods are ineffective.