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
Veterans of North Korean diplomacy say the tactic is based on what they call an "asymmetry of reasonableness."
My favorite post on policy asymmetry is this one from Catallarchy.
The result of the prize-winning work showed for the first, time that the left-right asymmetry is not always completely compensated by transforming from matter to antimatter.
Raman sought to find the explanation of the anomalies in asymmetry observed in the molecules.
This is the great and true "asymmetry" - a word much in current use-of Wall Street, a disconnect that is as much philosophical as financial.
Yeah, but the asymmetry is that while voters say they care about deficits, but don’t vote like they do.
Another possible explanation for the asymmetry is the discrete nature of the marriage contract.
The asymmetry is a matter of what is known directly and not known directly, and the specific kind of knowledge.
At worst it means using warped double standards, what Ferdinand Mount has called the asymmetry of indulgence between tyrannies of left and right.
That asymmetry, which is the so-called moral hazard problem, is just a huge issue.