Asymmetric As`ym*met"ric, Asymmetrical As`ym*met"ri*cal, a. [See {Asymmetrous}.] 1. Incommensurable. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Not symmetrical; wanting proportion; esp., not bilaterally symmetrical. --Huxley. [1913 Webster]

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