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  • adj. Not symmetrical.
  • adj. Presenting a false dilemma, or a choice between two things which are not opposites.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not symmetrical; unsymmetrical.
  • In mathematics, not having commensurability; incommensurable. Inharmonious; not reconcilable.
  • In the terminology of Herbert Spencer, entirely destitute of approximation toward symmetry, and thus distinguished from unsymmetrical.

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

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


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