asymmetry
noun see asymmetrical

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  • Asymmetry — is the absence of, or a violation of, a symmetry. In organismsDue to how cells divide in organisms, asymmetry in organisms is fairly usual in at least one dimension, with biological symmetry also being common in at least one dimension. Louis… …   Wikipedia

  • Asymmetry — A*sym me*try, n. [Gr. ?; a priv. + ? symmetry.] 1. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, esp. lack of bilateral symmetry. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) Incommensurability. [Obs.] Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asymmetry — asymmetry. См. асимметрия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • asymmetry — index difference, discrepancy, disparity, inequality, irregularity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • asymmetry — 1650s, want of symmetry or proportion, from Gk. asymmetria, noun of quality from asymmetros having no common measure; disproportionate, unsymmetrical, from a not + symmetros commensurable (see SYMMETRY (Cf. symmetry)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • asymmetry — ► NOUN (pl. asymmetries) ▪ lack of symmetry …   English terms dictionary

  • asymmetry — [ā sim′ə trē] n. [Gr asymmetria < a , without + symmetria] 1. lack of symmetry 2. Chem. the asymmetrical structure of a molecule, esp. of stereoisomers containing carbon atoms asymmetrical [ā΄sə me′tri kəl] adj. asymmetric asymmetrically adv …   English World dictionary

  • asymmetry — 1. Lack of symmetry; disproportion between two normally alike parts. 2. Significant difference in amplitude or frequency of EEG activity recorded simultaneously from the two sides of the brain under identical conditions. SYN: dissymmetry. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • asymmetry — [[t]e͟ɪsɪ̱mətri[/t]] asymmetries N VAR Asymmetry is the appearance that something has when its two sides or halves are different in shape, size, or style. ...the asymmetry of Van de Velde s designs of this period. Ant: symmetry …   English dictionary

  • asymmetry — 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

  • asymmetry — asimetrija statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Nevienodas tam tikrų kūno dalių išsivystymas ašinės linijos ar plokštumos atžvilgiu. kilmė gr. asymmetria – nedarna atitikmenys: angl. asymmetry vok. Asymmetrie, f rus. асимметрия …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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