Definition of antisymmetric in English:

antisymmetric

Syllabification: an·ti·sym·met·ric
Pronunciation: /ˌantēsəˈmetrik, ˌantī-
 
/

adjective

Mathematics & Physics
  • Unaltered in magnitude but changed in sign by exchange of two variables or by a particular symmetry operation.
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    • That is to say, the wavefunction is antisymmetric under exchange of two particles.
    • The antisymmetric tensor field carries a force that is difficult to describe in this short space.
    • For instance, the force between two quarks is attractive when both the colours and the spins of each quark are different, or (more precisely) antisymmetric.

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