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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.

asymmetry

(æˈsɪmɪtrɪ; eɪ-)
n
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

a·sym·me·try

(ā-sĭm′ĭ-trē)
Lack of symmetry or balance.

asymmetry

the quality or condition of lacking symmetry. — asymmetrical, asymmetric, adj.
See also: Symmetry
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asymmetry - (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
spatial property, spatiality - any property relating to or occupying space
geometrical irregularity, irregularity - an irregular asymmetry in shape; an irregular spatial pattern
lopsidedness, skewness - an oblique or slanting asymmetry
radial asymmetry - the absence of symmetry about an axis
handedness, laterality - the property of using one hand more than the other
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
symmetricalness, symmetry, correspondence, balance - (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

asymmetry

noun
Lack of smoothness or regularity:
Translations

asymmetry

[eɪˈsɪmətrɪ] Nasimetría f

asymmetry

[eɪˈsɪmətri] nasymétrie f

asymmetry

nAsymmetrie f

asymmetry

[æˈsɪmɪtrɪ] nasimmetria

a·sym·me·try

n. asimetría, falta de simetría.
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California-based alternative asset management firm Asymmetry Capital Management, L.P., has announced Alex Virgilio, Ph.D.
Only a few studies have covered morphological symmetry and asymmetry in the bodies of athletes (Maly et al., 2016; Rauter et al., 2017) and specifically, morphological asymmetry among athletes competing in combat sports (Dopsaj et al.; Krstulovic et al., 2017; Mala et al., 2017).
New research shows, however, that asymmetry in Earth's magnetic tail is the main cause of these two auroras not matching up.
Pinkowitz, Stulz, and Williamson (2006) believed that when the firms perform in markets with no agency or information asymmetry problems, the cost of external financing is similar to that of internal financing.
This sense of being and belonging nowhere, of orphanhood in many guises, pervades Asymmetry and gives the volume a mission: to struggle toward an answer to her question and to redress this feeling of pain as well as to inhabit it truthfully.
It has been reported that 88% of women who had undergone breast augmentation surgery had preoperative breast asymmetry (1).
One of the issues that are of practical interest is determination regularities of influence asymmetry coefficient of stress cycle ([R.sub.[sigma]] = [[sigma].sub.min][[sigma].sub.max]) on the curve of fatigue [1].
Current state-of-the-art theoretical models and computer simulations, however, predicted a fundamental asymmetry in these mechanisms.
A team of scientists at New York University, led by Professor Alexej Jerschow and including Emilia Silletta, an NYU post-doctoral fellow, and Mark Tuckerman, a professor of chemistry and mathematics at NYU, devised a novel experiment for nailing down this asymmetry. The experimental approach involved cooling water down to its so-called temperature of maximum density, where the asymmetry is expected to be most strongly manifest, thereby allowing it to be carefully detected.
Furthermore, lip asymmetry can affect the amount of tooth and gingival display, which could also contribute to an unesthetic smile.
This vertical web asymmetry is primarily thought to arise from an asymmetry in running speed caused by gravity, which allows for faster downwards running speeds than upwards against gravity, as has been observed in a number of araneids in the laboratory (Masters & Moffat 1983; ap Rhiziart & Vollrath 1994; Nakata & Zschokke 2010).

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