Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, esp. lack of bilateral symmetry.
  • noun (Math.), obsolete Incommensurability.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun (mathematics) a lack of symmetry

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a- +‎ symmetry

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