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Word: imbalance

Definition: lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion


Sentences Containing 'imbalance'

A common occurrence of shattered rock at the hanging wall of thrust faults reinforces the existence of the strong motions, but precarious rock data indicate smaller ground motion on the foot wall side of the fault. Foam rubber modelling studies confirm that the ground motion on the foot wall can be lower by a factor of up to five, and an example of this imbalance was displayed during the 7.6 Mw earthquake in Taiwan.
A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two banks of four cylinders, in most cases set at a right angle to each other but sometimes at a narrower angle, with all eight pistons driving a common crankshaft. In its simplest form, it is basically two straight-4 engines sharing a common crankshaft. However, this simple configuration, with a single-plane crankshaft, has the same secondary dynamic imbalance problems as two straight-4s, resulting in vibrations in large engine displacements.
Also, with rapid aging, it is highly likely that there would be an imbalance in the young-old percentage of the workforce.
An imbalance between aromatic amino acids (phenylalanine, tryptophan and tyrosine) and branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) has been described; this would lead to the generation of false neurotransmitters (such octopamine and 2-hydroxyphenethylamine).
Any slight initial imbalance between taste and tails may set off an explosion in tail lengths.
As initial stroke symptoms, numbness and tingling, dissipate, an imbalance in sensation causes these later syndromes, characterizing Dejerine–Roussy syndrome.
Due to the competitive imbalance, there was some support for the idea of placing the new teams in a completely separate division or conference, with a separate schedule for the first few seasons, and then gradually integrating the new teams into the established NHL, much like the then-progressing AFL-NFL merger was being carried out.
Due to the imbalance of ironmaking and steelmaking facilities at the two plants, rail shipments of molten iron "hot metal" were made from Campbell to Brier Hill from 1937 until 1979.
In 2003 Steve Chibnall observed a large gender imbalance in voting on the film up to April 2002, with less than 6% of votes cast (where the voters gave their gender) by women (53 out of 947).
In the 2004-2005 parliamentary session, she served as a member of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-38, Standing Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Subcommittee on Fiscal Imbalance of the Standing Committee on Finance.
It has been proved in literature that the interaction between explorative and exploitative innovation strategies (in other words, ambidexterity) is positively related to sales growth rate, and imbalance between explorative and exploitative innovation strategies is negatively related to sales growth rate (He Wong, 2004).
It is commonly assessed how these two ideas, male sex drive and coital imperative, paired with the social construction of femininity can easily lead to an imbalance of the power in making the decision to use a condom.
It was constructed primarily to curb the ever increasing energy demand at that time and eliminate load-shedding prevalent due to the imbalance in demand and supply of energy.
Metastatic calcification involves a systemic calcium excess imbalance, which can be caused by hypercalcemia, renal failure, milk-alkali syndrome, lack or excess of other minerals, or other etiologies.
Physician Johannes Weyer (1563), argued that women accused of being witches were suffering from an imbalance of the humors, resulting from the devil's interference, and viewed their beliefs as imaginary.
Similarly, William R. Leonard, a professor of anthropology at Northwestern University, states that the health problems facing industrial societies stem not from deviations from a specific ancestral diet but from an imbalance between calories consumed and calories burned, a state of energy excess uncharacteristic of ancestral lifestyles.
The gender ratio of Chinese administrative divisions is the sex ratio of males to females in the population of the particular area, and is a subject of academic study because of a high imbalance in births since the 1990s.
The imbalance between the Union and the Confederation led to a "total war" setting for the Confederates, with all resources dedicated towards the war.
The imbalance in sensation characterized by Dejerine–Roussy syndrome can be argued through a model addressing a system of inputs and outputs that the brain must constantly process throughout life, suggesting latent plasticity.
The imbalance of votes between city and country still exists and a provision in the election law states that if the number of votes per seat in parliament in one constituency goes below half of what it is in any other constituency, one seat shall be transferred between them.
The resultant appearance of an imbalance of power between the military and the nascent civilian government called into question the viability of Honduras's democratic transition.
There are recorded cases in which particularly large crocodiles who put up extreme resistance to capture later died of the resulting pH imbalance.
There is also a belief that an imbalance of electrolytes (such as calcium, potassium, and sodium) in the blood could also contribute to the side stitch.
These were to be males, so an immigration program was also funded to redress gender imbalance.
Third, one must determine if there is an "aspect of victimization" to the behavior: rivalry tends to be incident-specific, reciprocal and obvious to others, while abuse is characterized by secrecy and an imbalance of power.
When "UB-15" torpedoed and sank "Medusa", the tank failed to properly compensate, forcing all of the crewmen to run to the stern to offset the trim imbalance and prevent the ship from sinking.

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