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antisymmetric

or antisymmetrical

[an-tee-si-me-trik or an-tee-si-me-tri-kuh l; an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti sɪˈmɛ trɪk or ˌæn ti sɪˈmɛ trɪ kəl; ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Mathematics.
1.
noting a relation in which one element's dependence on a second implies that the second element is not dependent on the first, as the relation “greater than.”.
Origin of antisymmetric
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; anti- + symmetric
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British Dictionary definitions for antisymmetric

antisymmetric

/ˌæntɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
1.
(logic) (of a relation) never holding between a pair of arguments x and y when it holds between y and x except when x = y, as "…is no younger than…" See nonsymmetric
2.
(maths) symmetric except for a change of sign Compare asymmetric, symmetric (sense 1)
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