asymmetry

[ ey-sim-i-tree ]
/ eɪˈsɪm ɪ tri /

noun

the quality or state of being asymmetric.

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Origin of asymmetry

First recorded in 1645–55, asymmetry is from the Greek word asymmetría lack of proportion. See a-6, symmetry
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British Dictionary definitions for asymmetry

asymmetry
/ (æˈsɪmɪtrɪ, eɪ-) /

noun

lack or absence of symmetry in spatial arrangements or in mathematical or logical relations
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Medical definitions for asymmetry

asymmetry
[ ā-sĭmĭ-trē ]

n.

Disproportion between two or more like parts; lack of symmetry.
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