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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Likely to topple because of an uneven distribution of weight, with the majority being at the top.
  • adjective Accounting Overcapitalized.
  • adjective Having a disproportionately large number of administrators.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the top disproportionately heavy; over-weighted at the top.
  • Figuratively, lacking fitness of proportions; liable to fall or fail.
  • Drunk; tipsy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the top or upper part too heavy for the lower part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having a high centre of gravity, and liable to topple
  • adjective of an organization having an excessive number of administrators or managers

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective unstable by being overloaded at the top

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