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imbalancenoun [C]

us   /ɪmˈbæl·əns/
a condition in which two or more things are not equally or fairly divided or spread: a trade imbalance
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imbalancenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌɪmˈbæləns/ us  
a situation in which two or more things are not equal in size, power, importance, etc. or in which one group has more advantages than the other: imbalance of/in sth The growing gender imbalance in computer science and IT fields has many experts puzzled.imbalance between sth and sth an imbalance between salaries and housing costscause/create/lead to an imbalance Orders to buy or sell large quantities of stocks can lead to an imbalance in supply and demand for shares. address/redress/correct an imbalance
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