Definition of Asymmetry

1. Noun. (mathematics) a lack of symmetry.

Definition of Asymmetry

1. n. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, esp. want of bilateral symmetry.

Definition of Asymmetry

1. Noun. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, especially want of bilateral symmetry. ¹

2. Noun. Lacking a common measure between two objects or quantities; Incommensurability. ¹

3. Noun. That which causes something to not be symmetrical. ¹

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Definition of Asymmetry

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Medical Definition of Asymmetry

1. 1. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, especially. Want of bilateral symmetry. 2. Incommensurability. Origin: Gr.; priv. + symmetry. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asymmetry

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asymmetric centre
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asymmetric disulfide
asymmetric meter
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asymmetric synthesis
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asymmetrical chondrodystrophy
asymmetrical meter
asymmetry (current term)
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Literary usage of Asymmetry

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"Beginnings of Final asymmetry. The development of the characteristic asymmetry ... However, the beginnings of that asymmetry are clearly marked during the ..."

2. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"In certain plants (as Celtis and Begonia) the leaves exhibit asymmetry, ... It lias been shown in a numl>er of instances that leaf asymmetry is due to ..."

3. The Scientific Writings of the Late George Francis Fitzgerald by George Francis Fitzgerald, Sir Joseph Larmor (1902)
"I never suggested that the rotation of the Sun, probably a very feeble cause, could make a seed, with its impressed asymmetry, grow into a tree with a ..."

4. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Students by Julius Berend Cohen (1918)
"Guye ' has approached the subject from a similar, but broader, standpoint. The amount of asymmetry is determined by the displacement of the ..."

5. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1904)
"SYSTEMATIC asymmetry OF CREST LINES IN THE HIGH SIERRA OF CALIFORNIA.' THE substance of the present paper was communicated to the Section of Physiography of ..."

6. Outlines of Chordate Development by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"The asymmetry of such structures as the neuropore and anus, which have merely been displaced slightly by a later medially developing structure ..."

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