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unbalanced

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unbalanced debits and credits are not equal
    • adj unbalanced being or thrown out of equilibrium
    • adj unbalanced affected with madness or insanity "a man who had gone mad"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unbalanced Being, or being thrown, out of equilibrium; hence, disordered or deranged in sense; unsteady; unsound; as, an unbalanced mind.
    • Unbalanced (Com) Not adjusted; not settled; not brought to an equality of debt and credit; as, an unbalanced account; unbalanced books.
    • Unbalanced Not balanced; not in equipoise; having no counterpoise, or having insufficient counterpoise. "Let Earth unbalanced from her orbit fly."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unbalanced Not balanced; not poised.
    • unbalanced Not brought to an equality of debt and credit: as, an unbalanced account.
    • unbalanced Unsteady; easily swayed; deranged; unsound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unbalanced un-bal′anst not in a state of equipoise: without mental balance, unsteady:
    • v.t Unbalanced to throw out of balance
    • adj Unbalanced un-bal′anst (book-k.) not adjusted so as to show debtor and creditor balance
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
In senses 1 and 2, pref. un-, not + balanced,; in sense 3, 1st pref. un-, + balance,

Usage

In literature:

Probably unbalanced for a long time.
"Cost of Living" by Robert Sheckley
As I say, I think she is mentally somewhat unbalanced.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
His face had a curiously unbalanced appearance owing to the way in which one side of his jaw was swollen.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
The outlaw was upon him; his own pony, rearing, was caught unbalanced; and Bill himself instinctively leaned backward in the saddle.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Why did you have a badly unbalanced gravity of electrolyte?
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Lunatics, unbalanced individuals, and saints are the promoters of progress and revolutions.
"Criminal Man" by Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
Your brooding has unbalanced your mind.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Drunken men are men unbalanced, irrational.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Passion in all its forms of unbalanced feeling lay far beneath His holy life.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 07, July, 1885" by Various
His ardent but unbalanced utterances bequeathed to the Church a legacy of strife.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
About it flutter hysterical women, unbalanced men: the erratic and the irresponsible.
"The Heart of the New Thought" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Was he becoming mentally unbalanced?
"Mark Mason's Victory" by Horatio Alger
His unexpected luck might have unbalanced him and set him off on a celebration such as was common in such cases.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Again was the father and husband's mind unbalanced; this time far worse than ever before.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
I really believe his mind was somewhat unbalanced, for nothing would do but that we must set out at once.
"The Frontiersman" by H. A. Cody
Small wonder that the polar night has sometimes unbalanced men's minds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
The mystery of sea-life, we felt, had unbalanced the public view.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
Her emotion was emphasized by a realization that her escort was a mentally unbalanced, drug-mad man.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
But woman is far more often in an unbalanced physical condition.
"The Intelligence of Woman" by W. L. George
Must be that I'm emotionally unbalanced.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
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In poetry:

Though the shabby unbalanced the splendid,
And the bitter outmeasured the sweet,
I should certainly do as I then did,
Were I given the chance to repeat.
"The Little Old Lady In Lavender Silk" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Teachers' Federation on Wednesday of promoting " unbalanced " teaching materials on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project.
Prop 32 an unbalanced 'reform' plan.
Our unbalanced debate over the deficit.
We're all a little unbalanced at times.
Unbalanced schedule favors White Sox.
Israel bans a textbook promoting Arab rights as ' unbalanced '.
Unbalanced Obama wants more taxes for more spending, not for debt reduction.
Will California's Budget Be Unbalanced In A Few Months.
AARP Calls on Lawmakers to Oppose Unbalanced Budget Proposal.
Gov Chris Christie signs an unbalanced budget.
Minivan from Detroit area was ' unbalanced ' before crash that killed 6.
Unfair, Unbalanced : Fox News Off Deep End on Obama Story.
News Anchors Stun Audience & Resign Live On-Air: Told To Do 'Unbalanced News, Politically.
Columbia University panel on Occupy, Tea Party was unbalanced affair, critic says.
As a school counselor who relies on PossibilityU, I was surprised by the unbalanced article about the online college admissions services it offers.
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In science:

We will say that the stable law is unbalanced if p = 1 or q = 1 above.
Mathematics of learning
The variables Yn converge in distribution to the variable Y distributed in accordance to the unbalanced stable law G(α) with α = 1.
Mathematics of learning
H with the distribution function 1 − G(−xE 2 ), where G is the unbalanced stable law of exponent α.
Mathematics of learning
Let gn be the density associated to Xn − log n, and let g be the probability density of the unbalanced stable law with exponent α = 1.
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
G(−xE 2), where G is the unbalanced stable distribution of exponent α.
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
We will say that the stable law is unbalanced if p = 1 or q = 1 above.
Harmonic mean, random polynomials and stochastic matrices
This was achieved by a new argument, via construction of an unbalanced separated tree in F .
Random processes via the combinatorial dimension: introductory notes
Being the non-QE events more unbalanced than QE events in the transverse plane, they have the effect of shifting the expected theoretical distributions to higher values of P T miss, just like data do.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
Searching for νµ → ντ oscil lations at CNGS used:ˆ An unbalanced total transverse momentum due to neutrinos produced in the τ decay.
Study of accelerator neutrino interactions in a liquid argon TPC
We note that all our results can be straightforwardly generalized to the case of unbalanced bipartition N = dimHA 6= N ′ = dimHB, for instance, distribution of w = N N ′ hψ |W |ψi is Gaussian (13) provided both dimensions N, N ′ are large.
Detecting entanglement of random states with an entanglement witness
It is further illustrated that unbalanced coins, upon appropriate superposition, lead to new unbiased walks which have no classical analogues.
Equal Superposition Transformations and Quantum Random Walks
We have also considered a unitary transformation with unequal amplitudes, serving as an unbalanced coin.
Equal Superposition Transformations and Quantum Random Walks
Now we shall show that even unbalanced coins can yield an unbiased walk under similar restrictions.
Equal Superposition Transformations and Quantum Random Walks
For sufficiently large systems (N = 2nq ≫ 1), it is reasonable to consider only balanced bipartitions, i.e., with nA = nB (nA + nB = nq ), since the statistical weight of unbalanced ones (nA ≪ nB ) becomes negligible .
Entanglement, randomness and chaos
The system undergoes a uniform contraction and random local deformations that release the unbalanced stress introduced by cross-linking.
Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity
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