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imbalancenoun [C]

 us   /ɪmˈbæl·əns/
a ​condition in which two or more things are not ​equally or ​fairlydivided or ​spread: a ​trade imbalance
(Definition of imbalance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"imbalance" in Business English

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imbalancenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌɪmˈbæləns/
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 ​growinggender imbalance in ​computerscience and IT ​fields has many ​experts puzzled.imbalance between sth and sth an imbalance between ​salaries and ​housingcostscause/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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