Definition of asymmetry in English:

asymmetry

Syllabification: a·sym·me·try
Pronunciation: /āˈsimitrē
 
/

noun (plural asymmetries)

Lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.
More example sentences
  • And when we choose asymmetry it is usually because we recognise the effect that the absence of symmetry produces.
  • To see an obvious example of asymmetry, just look at your hands.
  • Why must the price of peace be paid symmetrically, when only asymmetry exists in the causes of war?

Origin

mid 17th century: from Greek asummetria, from a- 'without' + summetria (see symmetry).

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