Definition of antisymmetric in English:

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antisymmetric

Pronunciation: /ˌantēsəˈmetrik/ /ˌantī-/

adjective

Mathematics & Physics
Unaltered in magnitude but changed in sign by exchange of two variables or by a particular symmetry operation.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: an·ti·sym·met·ric

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