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im·bal·ance

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

im·bal′anced adj.
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imbalance

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

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

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] Ndesequilibrio m, falta f de equilibrio
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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
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imbalance

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

imbalance

[ɪmˈbæləns] nsquilibrio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

im·bal·ance

n. desequilibrio, pérdida del equilibrio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

imbalance

n desequilibrio; chemical — desequilibrio químico
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References in periodicals archive ?
Further, Kottorp and colleagues (2016) asserted that limited resources in accessing and using everyday technology may lead to occupational alienation and occupational imbalance, as it may exclude people from engaging in occupations that require the use of everyday technologies.
Occupational imbalance might also be due to lack of ability to organise the daily occupations or that certain occupations take too much time.
One possible explanation, which might apply if occupational and regional mismatch moved in opposite directions over the earlier part of the period, is bias in the coefficients on SR* due to omission of the occupational imbalance measure.

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