Definition of Asymmetrical

1. Adjective. Characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components.

Exact synonyms: Asymmetric
Also: Irregular
Similar to: Lopsided, Noninterchangeable, Unsymmetric, Unsymmetrical
Derivative terms: Asymmetry, Asymmetry
Antonyms: Symmetrical

2. Adjective. Irregular in shape or outline. "A dress with a crooked hemline"
Exact synonyms: Crooked
Similar to: Irregular

Definition of Asymmetrical

1. Adjective. Not symmetrical. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a question) Presenting a false dilemma, or a choice between two things which are not opposites. ¹

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Definition of Asymmetrical

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asymmetrical

asymmetric bars
asymmetric centre
asymmetric centres
asymmetric cryptography
asymmetric disulfide
asymmetric meter
asymmetric motor neuropathy
asymmetric synthesis
asymmetric warfare
asymmetrical (current term)
asymmetrical chondrodystrophy
asymmetrical meter
asymptomatic coccidioidomycosis
asymptomatic neurosyphilis
asymptotic analysis
asymptotic giant branch

Literary usage of Asymmetrical

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1. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"CHAPTER VII asymmetrical ANIMALS IT was necessary for us to begin our analysis with symmetrical animals since as the result of this analysis the conduct of ..."

2. Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting by American Ophthalmological Society (1871)
"The incongruity of perfectly non-astigmatic vision with the normal asymmetrical cornea is in like manner unsatisfactory. A factor is evidently missing in ..."

3. Architectural Composition: An Attempt to Order and Phrase Ideas which by John Beverley Robinson (1908)
"... XV asymmetrical COMPOSITION VERY different from the picturesque but unorganized combinations alluded to at the close of the previous chapter, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"The asymmetrical probability curve is tho second approximation— the symmetrical probability curve being the first approximation—to the law of frequency ..."

5. The Principles of Mathematics by Bertrand Russell (1903)
"In this method we have a transitive asymmetrical relation P, and a collection of terms any two of ... Since the relation is asymmetrical, we can distinguish ..."

6. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1900)
"Although many asymmetrical conductors are known, none at present seem so well adapted to ... No homogeneous asymmetrical conducting material has been found. ..."

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