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

  • adj. Having no balance or symmetry.
  • adj. Chemistry Of or relating to a carbon atom having four different atoms or structural groups attached to it, resulting in an unbalanced spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule, so that the molecule cannot be superimposed on its mirror image; chiral.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a shape, not symmetric.
  • adj. Not involving a mutual exchange of keys between the sender and receiver.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Incommensurable.
  • adj. Not symmetrical; wanting proportion; esp., not bilaterally symmetrical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of symmetry; not symmetrical.

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

  • adj. characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components

Etymologies

A- + symmetric, as Ancient Greek ἀσυμμετρία (asymmetria), "disproportion", "deformity". (Wiktionary)

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