noun Date: 1845 the absence of or the lack of symmetrydissymmetric adjective

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  • Dissymmetry — Dis*sym me*try, n. [Pref. dis + symmetry.] Absence or defect of symmetry; asymmetry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissymmetry — [dis sim′ə trē] n. pl. dissymmetries 1. a lack or deficiency of symmetry 2. symmetry in opposite directions, as of a person s hands dissymmetrical [dis΄si me′tri kəl] adj. dissymmetric …   English World dictionary

  • dissymmetry — asimetrija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. asymmetry; dissymmetry; unsymmetry vok. Asymmetrie, f; Dissymmetrie, f; Unsymmetrie, f rus. асимметрия, f; диссимметрия, f; несимметрия, f pranc. asymétrie, f; dissymétrie, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • dissymmetry — dissymmetric /dis i me trik, dis si /, dissymmetrical, adj. dissymmetrically, adv. /di sim i tree, dis sim /, n. absence or lack of symmetry. [1835 45; DIS 1 + SYMMETRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • dissymmetry — noun asymmetry …   Wiktionary

  • dissymmetry — SYN: asymmetry. [dis + symmetry] …   Medical dictionary

  • dissymmetry — dis·sym·met·ry || ‚dɪ sɪmɪtrɪ n. lack of symmetry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dissymmetry — noun (plural dissymmetries) 1》 lack of symmetry. 2》 the symmetrical relation of mirror images, as between the left and right hands. Derivatives dissymmetric adjective dissymmetrical adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • dissymmetry — dis·symmetry …   English syllables

  • dissymmetry — dis•sym•me•try [[t]dɪˈsɪm ɪ tri, dɪsˈsɪm [/t]] n. lack of symmetry • Etymology: 1835–45 dis sym•met′ric ˈmɛ trɪk dis sym•met′ri•cal, adj …   From formal English to slang

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