antisymmetric

or an·ti·sym·met·ri·cal

[ 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.

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.”

Nearby words

  1. antistrophe,
  2. antistrophic,
  3. antisubmarine,
  4. antisudorific,
  5. antisway bar,
  6. antitank,
  7. antiterrorist,
  8. antitheft,
  9. antitheism,
  10. antitheist

Origin of antisymmetric

First recorded in 1920–25; anti- + symmetric

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British Dictionary definitions for antisymmetric

antisymmetric

/ (ˌæntɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk) /

adjective

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
maths symmetric except for a change of signCompare asymmetric, symmetric (def. 1)
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