imbalance UK US /ˌɪmˈbæləns/ noun [C or U]
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

Compare BALANCE(Cf. ↑balance) noun

Financial and business terms. 2012.