from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A lack of balance, as in distribution or functioning.
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- n. The property of not being in balance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Defective balance; specifically, a lack of equality in the tension and contractile strength of the eve-muscles, leading to heterophoria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
- n. a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
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With all seriousness, a man with some type of chemical brain imbalance is in charge of the most powerful post in the world.
I would guess the imbalance is a relic of history and Law.
Medicare and Medicaid face a very substantial long-term imbalance, and are at the heart of our long-term fiscal imbalance, which is the motivation for moving to a different structure in those programs.
To call Obama a socialist because he wants to redress this imbalance is as accurate as calling McCain an oligarch because he doesn't.
Currently, gas tax funds are dedicated to municipalities with transit systems, which he called an "imbalance."
The show has pulled it off so far, but that kind of imbalance is hard to maintain over the long run.
The whole point of our current trade imbalance is that our volume of exports to China is relatively tiny.
But labor and management are more often than not in imbalance, wages growing more slowly with reference to productivity gains.
But Democrats should admit America's economic structure has become dangerously unbalanced -- more unbalanced than it's been in 80 years -- and the imbalance is making it difficult if not impossible for the nation to emerge from recession.
This whole infinite horizon imbalance is just goofball.