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1 a state of disequilibrium (as may occur in cases of inner ear disease) [syn: instability, unbalance] [ant: balance]
2 (mathematics) a lack of symmetry [syn: asymmetry] [ant: symmetry]

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  1. The property of not being in balance.
    The growing imbalances between the rich and poor first lead to more crime.


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  • Balance (Urdu: Mizan or ميزان), a comprehensive treatise on Islam written by Javed Ahmed Ghamidi, a Pakistani Sunni Islamic scholar.
  • Balance (film), a 1989 Academy Award-winning short animated film.
  • Balance (networking), a popular piece of software for load balancing.
  • Balance (puzzle), a puzzle resembling Sudoku.
  • "Balance", a poem by Patti Smith from her book kodak.
  • BALANCE Act (H.R. 1066), the Benefit Authors without Limiting Advancement or Net Consumer Expectations Act.
  • Balance Bar, a popular nutritional energy bar.

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imbalance in Danish: Balance
imbalance in German: Balance
imbalance in Spanish: Equilibrio
imbalance in French: Balance
imbalance in Icelandic: Jafnvægi
imbalance in Italian: Bilancia
imbalance in Hebrew: מאזניים
imbalance in Latin: Libra
imbalance in Dutch: Balans
imbalance in Japanese: バランス
imbalance in Portuguese: Libra
imbalance in Russian: Весы
imbalance in Simple English: Balance

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