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noun [countable/uncountable] imbalance pronunciation in British English /ɪmˈbæləns/ 
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pluralimbalances
  1. a situation in which the balance between two things is not equal or fair

    a trade imbalance

    imbalance of:

    a slight imbalance of power

    imbalance in:

    an increasing social imbalance in recruitment to higher education

    imbalance between:

    the imbalance between the sexes

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