from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Asymmetric.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lacking symmetry; asymmetrical: specifically, in botany, said of such flowers as lack numerical symmetry—that is, have the parts in the different cycles of unequal number. See symmetrical, 5.

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

  • adjective Wanting in symmetry, or due proportion pf parts.
  • adjective (Biol.) Not symmetrical; being without symmetry, as the parts of a flower when similar parts are of different size and shape, or when the parts of successive circles differ in number. See Symmetry.
  • adjective (Chem.) Being without symmetry of chemical structure or relation.
  • adjective (Chem.) one which is united at once to four different atoms or radicals. This condition usually occasions physical isomerism, with the attendant action on polarized light.

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  • adjective Not symmetrical

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

  • adjective lacking symmetry
  • adjective having unsymmetrical parts or unequal dimensions or measurements


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