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

  • n. Lack of symmetry.

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  • n. asymmetry
  • n. chirality

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Absence or defect of symmetry; asymmetry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of symmetry, specifically that characteristic of dissymmetric bodies. See dissymmetric.
  • n. Symmetry between two objects, with respect to a plane of symmetry, as between the right and left hands, or between right and left crystals of tartaric acid.

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

  • n. (mathematics) a lack of symmetry


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