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- |adjective| characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components.
- |noun| a lack of symmetry
- |noun| (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
- |noun| balance among the parts of something
- |noun| (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
- |adjective| having two sides or halves that are not the same : not symmetrical
- |adjective|not symmetrical
Origin and Etymology of Asymmetric:
1680s; see asymmetry + -ical. Other forms that have served as an adjective based on asymmetry are asymmetral (1620s), asymmetrous (1660s), and asymmetric (1875); only the last seems to have any currency. Related: Asymmetrically
1650s, “want of symmetry or proportion,” from Greek asymmetria, noun of quality from asymmetros “having no common measure; disproportionate, unsymmetrical,” from a- “not” + symmetros “commensurable” (see symmetry).
The term ‘asymmetric warfare’ is used extensively to describe battle operations by Department of Defense Officials. After researching however, I have come to realize that the term has become ubiquitous across many disciplines and sometimes in very interesting ways.
Asymmetric Information: When one party has much more information or data than another and is therefore in a better position to gain advantage.
Asymmetric political polarization: