Definitions for Asymmetryeɪˈsɪm ɪ tri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•sym•met•ricˌeɪ səˈmɛ trɪk, ˌæs ə-(adj.)

also a`sym•met′ri•cal

  1. not identical on both sides of a central line; lacking symmetry.

  2. having an unsymmetrical arrangement of atoms in a molecule. noting a carbon atom bonded to four different atoms or groups. (of a polymer) noting an atom or group that is within a polymer chain and is bonded to two different atoms or groups that are external to the chain.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of asymmetric:


a•sym•me•tryeɪˈsɪm ɪ tri(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. asymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance(noun)

    (mathematics) a lack of symmetry


  1. asymmetry(Noun)

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

  2. asymmetry(Noun)

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

  3. asymmetry(Noun)

    That which causes something to not be symmetrical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asymmetry(noun)

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

  2. Asymmetry(noun)



  1. Asymmetry

    Asymmetry is the absence of, or a violation of, symmetry.


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