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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.
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(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
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(dɪˈsɪm ɪ tri, dɪsˈsɪm-)

lack of symmetry.
dis`sym•met′ric (-ˈmɛ trɪk) dis`sym•met′ri•cal, adj.
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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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This includes dissymmetry of the breasts, cysts, infection and in some cases complete disappearance of the breasts.
Blainjett Aviation said it believes this new dynamic-variable-pitch cam mated to a helicopter rotor system and swashplate can more effectively counter an aerodynamic limitation called dissymmetry of lift.
First, as in any nonrandomized study, the study is limited by the imbalance of patient and procedure selection between the two groups; however, we performed PSM to minimize dissymmetry between the groups.
As the post-surgery process was overcome, the patient evolved in a favorable manner and without complications, was taken back to the neurology room, where he kept getting better; nonetheless, left-sided dissymmetry, mild dysarthria, and truncal ataxia persisted.
Dissymmetry embodied: Feminism, universalism and the practice of excision.
This dissymmetry creates a more pleasant environment in which to spend time.
In other words, marriage establishes a dissymmetry, which carries social values, but that is ephemeral since the generational temporality draws quickly the system back to symmetry within the consanguinal vocabulary (150).
The packing symmetry of the solvent spread monolayer of the ion-pair amphiphiles at the air-water interface depends on the stoichiometry and the magnitude of the charged head groups and the symmetry and the dissymmetry in the precursors' hydrophobic spear (the alkyl chain).
In numerical models, the optical coefficient of aerosols directly affects the calculated radiation effect, and the radiation transfer scheme usually requires three input parameters: single scattering albedo (SSA), dissymmetry factor (DF), and mass absorption coefficient (MAC).
Due to the dissymmetry, the initial release state affects the wedgy block's motion apparently which means changes in block release state may result in different edges and facets impacting the slope.
The peak at 1,404 cnT1 was assigned to dissymmetry deformation vibration of the two methyls which linked with Si.