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Lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.
asymmetry, lack of symmetry, non-uniformity, unevenness, crookedness, lopsidedness, contortion, deformity, jaggedness, raggedness, cragginess, indentationView synonyms
- ‘And when we choose asymmetry it is usually because we recognise the effect that the absence of symmetry produces.’
- ‘If they don't have a reliable network to use, the information asymmetry is huge.’
- ‘There's an ever so slight asymmetry of information though.’
- ‘Information asymmetry can be disadvantageous for the party with less information.’
- ‘The patient is asked if the stimulus is sharp or dull and if there is any asymmetry between the right and left sides.’
- ‘One other thing hits the eye, in addition to this maddening asymmetry.’
- ‘Waging war against the terrorists breaks this asymmetry and is the correct response to defeat terror.’
- ‘The asymmetry between the amounts of matter and antimatter in the universe remains unexplained.’
- ‘This suggests that the mutation might help explain both asymmetry and schizophrenia.’
- ‘One important source of asymmetry in fighting ability is a difference in body or weapon size.’
- ‘The lungs were clear and there was no asymmetry in expansion.’
- ‘Many problems that occur during fetal development cause asymmetry in the resulting organism.’
- ‘As a result, however, the famous asymmetry of the Pirelli Building would be destroyed.’
- ‘To see an obvious example of asymmetry, just look at your hands.’
- ‘As a result of the information asymmetry, a beneficial exchange would not occur.’
- ‘Why must the price of peace be paid symmetrically, when only asymmetry exists in the causes of war?’
- ‘Whether asymmetry threatens the development of a democratic federal system is open to debate.’
- ‘In pre-empting the terrorist are we really dealing with asymmetry, or is something else at work?’
- ‘The fanciful asymmetry of the French rococo style was considered the essence of beauty.’
- ‘However, there is an incredible information asymmetry in these kinds of proceedings.’
Mid 17th century: from Greek asummetria, from a- without + summetria (see symmetry).
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