the quality or state of being asymmetric.
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How to use asymmetry in a sentence
I continued to think about the growing asymmetry of access to capital, talent and knowledge in the startup ecosystem and the lack of infrastructure addressing it.How Pariti is connecting founders with capital, resources and talent in emerging markets | Tage Kene-Okafor | March 5, 2021 | TechCrunch
Theorists soon came out with a number of possible ways to explain the proton’s asymmetry.Decades-Long Quest Reveals Details of the Proton’s Inner Antimatter | Natalie Wolchover | February 24, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
If only we could fix those asymmetries, we tell ourselves, or fill that gap and find that missing ingredient—whether it’s a title, a certain weight, the cure for some anxiety or acceptance in a group we covet—we’ll finally feel whole.Amanda Gorman and the Art of Being Unfinished and Imperfect | Susanna Schrobsdorff | January 24, 2021 | Time
These operations undermine human autonomy and create huge societal asymmetries of knowledge and power—a whole new dimension of inequality.'We Need a Fundamental Reset.' Shoshana Zuboff on Building an Internet That Lets Democracy Flourish | Billy Perrigo | January 22, 2021 | Time
Thus, its brain asymmetry was not caused by hormones, but by genes directly.
“Always darker and to correct what they believe is asymmetry,” she says.
That asymmetry explains a great deal of the difference between the parties.
He embraces asymmetry, is besotted by rhinestones, and swoons over the promise of romance hidden in dark shadows.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons | Robin Givhan | March 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But he also sees sexual asymmetry as an impoverished view of sex.
Another feature of interest which first becomes apparent during this stage is the asymmetry of the germinal disc.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
The size and shape of the head, its malformations and asymmetry, may be measured with a fair amount of success.The Criminal & the Community | James Devon
The southern slopes are snow-clad, the northern are snow-free—in harmony with the line of asymmetry.The Andes of Southern Peru | Isaiah Bowman
There was slight asymmetry of the face, due to flattening on the right side; there was no perceptible lack of cranial symmetry.The Criminal | Havelock Ellis
Another time, after listening to a reprimand from the headmaster, he twitted that learned man with the asymmetry of his neckcloth.The Works of Max Beerbohm | Max Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for asymmetry
lack or absence of symmetry in spatial arrangements or in mathematical or logical relations
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