unbalance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unbalance derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane "The death of his parents unbalanced him"
    • v unbalance throw out of balance or equilibrium "The tax relief unbalanced the budget","The prima donna unbalances the smooth work in our department"
    • n unbalance a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium "a hormonal imbalance"
    • n unbalance a state of mental disturbance and disorientation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unbalance To throw out of balance.
    • n unbalance Want of balance; derangement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Unbalance want of balance, derangement
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Quotations

  • Susan Sontag
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    “The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.”

Usage

In literature:

Or, finally, might our awful situation prey upon and unbalance our minds?
"The Poison Belt" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Herein lies the unbalance, the great biological menace to the future of civilization.
"The Pivot of Civilization" by Margaret Sanger
But the deference to them likely to be shown by partisans eager for their votes would have a tendency to uplift them and unbalance them.
"The Sequel of Appomattox" by Walter Lynwood Fleming
She had, in her high moments, believed herself an adventuress whose poise and plans nothing could unbalance.
"Children of the Whirlwind" by Leroy Scott
He shifted uneasily and was glad Mary Standish did not look at him in these moments of mental unbalance.
"The Alaskan" by James Oliver Curwood
Antonyms: unbalance, derange, preponderate.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
How the Hen Unbalances Balanced Rations.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
And failure always unbalances him.
"The Day of Days" by Louis Joseph Vance
He saw injustice everywhere, and it seemed almost to unbalance his mind.
"The Lighted Way" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Quite enough to unbalance any man of ordinary nerves and temperament.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In news:

Lengthy confinement and the isolating sensation of being out of eyeshot of Earth could unbalance astronauts' mental stability, psychologists say, making them morose and combative.
A vase of flowers sits on a table, but she crops the image to unbalance it and add tension.
The handheld Fluke 810 can diagnose the most common mechanical problems of unbalance, looseness, misalignment and bearing failures in a variety of mechanical equipment.
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In science:

These highly energetic processes are interpreted as due to radiative pressure by massive stars, stellar winds and supernovae explosions occurring in a small volume in the galaxy core, able to efficiently energize the gas and to produce a dynamical unbalance followed by a large scale outflow of the remaining gas.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
This condition involves several aspects of discreteness, which appear if there is unbalance between force and mass resolution: initial non-Gaussianity from Gaussian initial conditions, departure from lognormality and rise of further complexity at low redshifts (cf.
Reply to Melott's Comment on ``Discreteness Effects in Lambda Cold Dark Matter Simulations: A Wavelet-Statistical View'' by Romeo et al
We found that some ADC counts are not output from the ADC due to unbalance of the relative difference of the capacitance between capacitors used in the ADC.
Development of Readout ASIC for FPCCD Vertex Detector
There is no events at -3 ADC counts due to unbalance of the relative difference of the capacitance between capacitors used in the ADC.
Development of Readout ASIC for FPCCD Vertex Detector
We found that some ADC counts are not output from ADCs due to unbalance of the relative difference of the capacitance between capacitors used in the ADC.
Development of Readout ASIC for FPCCD Vertex Detector
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