imbalance

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EtymologyEdit

From im- +‎ balance.

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imbalance (usually uncountable, plural imbalances)

  1. The property of not being in balance.
    The growing imbalances between the rich and poor first lead to more crime.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Danny Welbeck leads England's rout of Moldova but hit by Ukraine ban (in The Guardian, 6 September 2013)[1]
      Ross Barkley, a second-half substitute, almost marked his debut with a goal but by that stage England were playing at half-pace. A team can do that when the imbalance of talent is this considerable.
    • 2020 January 2, Graeme Pickering, “Fuelling the changes on Teesside rails”, in Rail, page 60:
      There are some stations which have literally 1,000-1,500 passengers a year, whereas Whitby has over 140,000, so there's a huge imbalance between the usage of some stations and others.

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