Definition: lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
Definition: lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
Sentences Containing 'imbalance'
There are recorded cases in which particularly large crocodiles who put up extreme resistance to capture later died of the resulting pH imbalance.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Any slight initial imbalance between taste and tails may set off an explosion in tail lengths.
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.
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.
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.
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).
These were to be males, so an immigration program was also funded to redress gender imbalance.
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.
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.
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.
As initial stroke symptoms, numbness and tingling, dissipate, an imbalance in sensation causes these later syndromes, characterizing Dejerine–Roussy syndrome.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The imbalance between the Union and the Confederation led to a "total war" setting for the Confederates, with all resources dedicated towards the war.
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).
Also, with rapid aging, it is highly likely that there would be an imbalance in the young-old percentage of the workforce.
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.
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.
More Vocab Words::: assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
::: effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
::: maneuver - (manoeuver) strategic military or naval movement (done for training purposes); carefully planned process; stratagem; V: carry out a military maneuver; use maneuvers in gaining an end
::: pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
::: machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
::: hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
::: indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
::: invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health