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Definition of Asymmetry

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lack of symmetry, lack of balance and proportion
Asymmetry Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, esp. want of bilateral symmetry.
  
(n.)
Incommensurability.
  
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asymmetry
\a*sym"me*try\ (&?;), n. [gr. &?;; 'a priv. + &?; symmetry.]
1. want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, esp. want of bilateral symmetry.
2. (math.) incommensurability. [obs.]
asymmetry
n : (mathematics) a lack of symmetry [syn: imbalance]
[ant: symmetry]



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 radial asymmetry 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
(synonym) imbalance
(antonym) symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, balance
(hypernym) spatial property, spatiality
(hyponym) irregularity, geometrical irregularity
(classification) mathematics, math, maths
Asymmetry Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
A lack of equivalence between two things, such as the unequal tax treatment of interest expense and dividend payments.
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Asymmetry Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of liquid chromatographic terms
Factor describing the shape of a chromatographic peak. Theory assumes a Gaussian shape and that peaks are symmetrical. The peak asymmetry factor is the ratio (at 10% of the peak height) of the distance between the peak apex and the back side of the chromatographic curve to the distance between the peak apex and the front side of the chromatographic curve. A value > I is a tailing peak, while a value
Asymmetry Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Asymmetry is the absence of, or a violation of, symmetry. Symmetry is an important property of both physical and abstract systems, it may be displayed in precise terms or in more aesthetic terms. The absence of violation of symmetrys that are either expected or desired can have important consequences for a system.

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Asymmetry Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Asymmetry Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Lack or absence of balanced proportions between parts of a thing. 
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Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
state where two sides of the body, of an organ are not closely similar to each other