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 Dictionary entry overview: What does imbalance mean? 

  The noun IMBALANCE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: IMBALANCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1imbalance [BACK TO TOP]


A lack of balance or state of disequilibrium

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


imbalance; unbalance; instability

Context example:

a hormonal imbalance

Hypernyms ("imbalance" is a kind of...):

disequilibrium (loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others)


balance (a state of equilibrium)

Sense 2imbalance [BACK TO TOP]


(mathematics) a lack of symmetry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


asymmetry; dissymmetry; imbalance

Hypernyms ("imbalance" is a kind of...):

spatial property; spatiality (any property relating to or occupying space)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "imbalance"):

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))

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