Meaning of “unbalanced” in the English Dictionary

"unbalanced" in British English

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unbalancedadjective

uk /ʌnˈbæl.ənst/ us /ʌnˈbæl.ənst/

unbalanced adjective (FOOD)

not consisting of a combination of the correct types and amounts of food:

an unbalanced diet
an unbalanced meal

(Definition of “unbalanced” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unbalanced" in American English

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unbalancedadjective

us /ʌnˈbæl·ənst/

emphasizing one thing or one side over another:

an unbalanced diet
unbalanced reporting

A person who is unbalanced is mentally ill.

(Definition of “unbalanced” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unbalanced" in Business English

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unbalancedadjective

uk /ʌnˈbælənst/ us

ACCOUNTING used to refer to a set of accounts in double-entry bookkeeping in which, as the result of a mistake, the total of money owed or spent is not equal to the money paid into the account:

I have some unbalanced accounting entries in the spreadsheet.
An unbalanced general ledger represents a significant deficiency in the company’s accounting operations.
The Borough Council is discussing the preliminary general fund budget, which is currently unbalanced with about a $118,000 shortfall.

POLITICS not fair or equal:

Their reporting on the election has been unbalanced and often misleading.

likely to change in a way that is not controlled:

The evidence is now piling up that there is a slowdown and that the economy is unbalanced.

(Definition of “unbalanced” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)