Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
dis•sym•me•try(dɪˈsɪm ɪ tri, dɪsˈsɪm-)
lack of symmetry.
dis`sym•met′ric (-ˈmɛ trɪk) dis`sym•met′ri•cal, adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||dissymmetry - (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)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.