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n. pl. dis·sym·me·tries
Lack of symmetry.

dis′sym·met′ric (dĭs′sĭ-mĕt′rĭk), dis′sym·met′ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl) adj.
dis′sym·met′ri·cal·ly adv.


(dɪˈsɪmɪtrɪ; dɪsˈsɪm-)
n, pl -tries
1. (Mathematics) lack of symmetry
2. (General Physics) the relationship between two objects when one is the mirror image of the other. See also chirality
3. (Chemistry) another name for chirality
dissymmetric, ˌdissymˈmetrical adj
ˌdissymˈmetrically adv


(dɪˈsɪm ɪ tri, dɪsˈsɪm-)

lack of symmetry.
dis`sym•met′ric (-ˈmɛ trɪk) dis`sym•met′ri•cal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissymmetry - (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
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Note that the dissymmetry of (4) and multiplying the second equation by j and then adding the result to the fourth equation yield the differential equations: