Meaning of “imbalance” in the English Dictionary

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"imbalance" in American English

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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

(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 /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 costs
cause/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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(Definition of “imbalance” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)