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Definition of "imbalance" []

  • A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning. (noun)
  • A lack of balance, as in emphasis, proportion, etc (noun)

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Use "imbalance" in a sentence
  • "With all seriousness, a man with some type of chemical brain imbalance is in charge of the most powerful post in the world."
  • "I would guess the imbalance is a relic of history and Law."
  • "Medicare and Medicaid face a very substantial long-term imbalance, and are at the heart of our long-term fiscal imbalance, which is the motivation for moving to a different structure in those programs."