imbalance imbalance  /ɪm ˈbæ ləns/


  1. (n) a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
  2. (n) (mathematics) a lack of symmetry


  1. The link seems obvious, but a new study is the first to suggest that inner-ear imbalances, which are common among older adults, may be causing many preventable falls.
  2. Unfortunately, the imbalance does occasionally persist.
  3. The chemical-imbalance theory is nonsense, says Adelaide psychiatrist Jureidini.



    The forum at Western Middle School offered the latest snapshot of parent sentiments about options the Board of Education is considering to address the racial imbalance and facility use challenges.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  2. Appleton police and fire commissioner resigns after arrest

    A member of the five-person Appleton Police and Fire Commission resigned in April, citing a 'work life imbalance,' and now is defending herself against charges of drunken driving.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Appleton Post-Crescent

  3. 5 Lions Whose Stats Must Decline for the Team to Improve

    In 2012, the Lions were a statistically impressive team. They broken some records and led the league in some key areas. They also finished 4-12, largely due to injuries and a lack of balance. The Lions can't really do anything about those injuries (other than improve their depth), so what's left is to become more balanced. And since it was partially imbalance that brought such huge statistical ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "It is time to address this imbalance," Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told IOC members in Copenhagen yesterday, before they chose Rio to host the 2016 Olympics in a 66-32 landslide over Madrid. "It is time to light the Olympic...
    on Oct 3, 2009 By: Lula da Silva Source: Boston Globe

  2. "A hormone imbalance ...... has been 'robbing' me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy," Jobs said in a public letter, adding, "Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis."
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: Seattle Times

  3. "It is proper that we acknowledge the overwhelming weight of international opinion against the juvenile death penalty, resting in large part on the understanding that the instability and emotional imbalance of young people may often be a factor in...
    on Mar 1, 2005 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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