- 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 costscause/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
Financial and business terms. 2012.