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.
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- n. (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
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As a result he devoted himself to the study of what he called dissymmetry, pointing out that inorganic substances are not dissymmetrical in their crystallization, while all the products of vegetable and animal life are dissymmetric.
Another illustration for arriving at a single molecule of high dissymmetry through chance action and normal thermic agitation.
Checking the organ donation box will thankfully certainly not shorten your life, but on average, since organ donors die as frequently as the rest of the population, this decision will save lives without any doubts because of the big dissymmetry between people who need donors and actual donors.
He followed them with a profound investigation into the symmetry and dissymmetry of atoms, and reached the conclusion that in these lay the basic difference between inorganic and organic matter, between the absence of life and life.
The sphere s should be small and of uniform thickness; any dissymmetry of course has the effect to diminish the sensitiveness.
As to the causes of the formation of the brush or stream, I think it is due to the electrostatic action of the globe and the dissymmetry of the parts.
Symmetry of molecular arrangement implies symmetry on the part of the ether; atomic dissymmetry, on the other hand, involves the dissymmetry of the ether, and, as a consequence, double refraction.
"When certain effects reveal a certain dissymmetry, this dissymmetry should be apparent in the causes which have given them birth.
I am led to believe that life, as it is revealed to us, must be a function of the dissymmetry of the universe, or of the consequences that it involves. "