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a·sym·met·ric

 (ā′sĭ-mĕt′rĭk) also a·sym·met·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl)
adj.
1.
a. Having no balance or symmetry: an asymmetric design.
b. Uneven in distribution.
2.
a. Existing or occurring between two incommensurate entities, especially to the detriment of one.
b. Characterized by an imbalance in power between two opponents in an armed conflict, especially one in which a weaker force uses unconventional means, such as guerilla or terrorist tactics: asymmetric warfare.
3. Chemistry Of or relating to a carbon atom having four different atoms or structural groups attached to it, resulting in an unbalanced spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule, so that the molecule cannot be superimposed on its mirror image; chiral.

a′sym·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
a·sym′me·try (ā-sĭm′ĭ-trē) adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asymmetrical - characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or componentsasymmetrical - characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
2.asymmetrical - irregular in shape or outline; "asymmetrical features"; "a dress with a crooked hemline"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
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asymmetrical

adjective uneven, odd, unbalanced, lopsided, out of true, not parallel asymmetrical shapes
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asymmetrical

adjective
Not straight, uniform, or symmetrical:
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Translations
asimetričan
asimetricoasimmetrico
asymmetrisk

asymmetrical

[ˌeɪsɪˈmetrɪkəl]
A. ADJasimétrico
B. CPD asymmetrical bars NPL (Sport) → barras fpl asimétricas
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asymmetrical

[ˌeɪsɪˈmɛtrɪkəl] adj [shape] → asymétrique
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asymmetrical

[ˌeɪsɪˈmɛtrɪkl] asymmetric [ˌeɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk] adjasimmetrico/a
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Their faces were asymmetrical, bestial; their bodies were ugly and ape-like.
Near him stood a harmless Mary, middle-aged, fat, squat, asymmetrical, unlovely, a sucking child of two years astride her hip and taking nourishment.
Instead, her eyes were fixed anxiously upon her betrothed, and Martin, following her gaze, saw spread on that worthy's asymmetrical features nothing but black and sullen disapproval.
"Have you heard the news?" Huru-Huru asked, as Levy, a fat man with massive asymmetrical features, stepped out upon the beach.
But then, the preordered succession of asymmetrical arrangements is indistinguishable from the unexpected.
James Hevia uses the European controversy over the koutou required of important foreign visitors to distinguish two kinds of bodily practice and two kinds of sovereignty: the European, in which bodies represent absolute abstract principles, and the Chinese, in which bodies constitute relationships, their location and movement conveying meanings and forging asymmetrical relations.
Any revenue loss to the government (assuming arguendo that there is asymmetrical tax accounting treatment between dealers and users which gives rise to a revenue loss) in adopting a "rough-justice" amortization solution would be marginal -- especially in comparison with the taxpayer's cost of compliance and the government's cost of auditing compliance with the proposed regulations.
HEP (Handicap Emotional Perception) subjective feelings concerning being different, having a disfigured body, being asymmetrical. For the parents this code refers to all existential questions raised by the birth of a non-perfect descendant.
Grunig calls this tussle one of "asymmetrical presuppositions."
Former Vice President Anette Lu (c) has criticised this year's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primary election, describing it as an asymmetrical war between 'a gentleman and an emperor.'
Monochrome looks create a lean and sleek silhouette, and the combination of a cozy sweater and asymmetrical skirt makes for a chic look that you can easily wear to the office.
They cover the evolving concept of diversity, interplay between unity and diversity, federalism and decision-making and new institutional practices, and constitutional design and asymmetrical federalism.

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