- having an unsymmetrical arrangement of atoms in a molecule.
- noting a carbon atom bonded to four different atoms or groups.
- (of a polymer) noting an atom or group that is within a polymer chain and is bonded to two different atoms or groups that are external to the chain.
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OTHER WORDS FROM asymmetrica·sym·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for asymmetrical
Iconic looks include the metallic and asymmetrical bodysuits from the Aladdin Sane tour, the ice-blue suit from the Life on Mars?
But what about asymmetrical attacks, where the use of nuclear weapons is inappropriate?Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe|Lloyd Green|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But on Thursday, she was spotted having lunch in Miami with a brand new chin-length, asymmetrical blonde bob."Punk: Chaos to Couture" Ends As Fifth Most Popular Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Exhibit; Hermès Unveils $12,900 Basketball|The Fashion Beast Team|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But asymmetrical information is also a term of art in economics.
I will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in LAPD uniform whether on or off duty.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Almost every Zoque woman is asymmetrical, from this mode of carrying babies, one shoulder being much higher than the other.In Indian Mexico (1908)|Frederick Starr
Labial palpi four or five-segmented; asymmetrical (membranous behind), apex acute.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
About one-half of the measured examples had asymmetrical shoulders.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types|James W. Cambron
The head a e c of such an oblique piece is asymmetrical, the one side a e being less stretched than the other e c.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
Always the architectural sense, though his rhythms are elliptical at times and he betrays a predilection for the asymmetrical.Unicorns|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for asymmetrical
- (of a molecule) having its atoms and radicals arranged unsymmetrically
- (of a carbon atom) attached to four different atoms or radicals so that stereoisomerism results
- involving chiral moleculesasymmetric synthesis