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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of balance or symmetry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, especially want of bilateral symmetry.
  • n. Lacking a common measure between two objects or quantities; Incommensurability.
  • n. That which causes something to not be symmetrical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, esp. lack of bilateral symmetry.
  • n. Incommensurability.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of symmetry or proportion.
  • n. The want of a common measure between two quantities; incommensurability.
  • n. In chem., absence of symmetry in the positions particular atoms are believed to occupy in the molecule of a compound substance. See asymmetric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (mathematics) a lack of symmetry

Etymologies

a- +‎ symmetry (Wiktionary)

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