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a·sym·met·ric(ā′sĭ-mĕt′rĭk) also a·sym·met·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl)
a. Having no balance or symmetry: an asymmetric design.
b. Uneven in distribution.
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′me·try (ā-sĭm′ĭ-trē) adv.
1. (Mathematics) lack or absence of symmetry in spatial arrangements or in mathematical or logical relations
2. (Logic) lack or absence of symmetry in spatial arrangements or in mathematical or logical relations
Lack of symmetry or balance.
the quality or condition of lacking symmetry. — asymmetrical, asymmetric, adj.See also: Symmetry
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|Noun||1.||asymmetry - (mathematics) a lack of symmetry|
geometrical irregularity, irregularity - an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern
radial asymmetry - the absence of symmetry about an axis
footedness - the property of favoring one foot over the other (as in kicking a ball)
eyedness - the property of favoring one eye over the other (as in taking aim)
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement