[ dih-sim-i-tree, dis-sim- ]
/ dɪˈsɪm ɪ tri, dɪsˈsɪm- /


absence or lack of symmetry.

Origin of dissymmetry

First recorded in 1835–45; dis-1 + symmetry

Related forms

dis·sym·met·ric [dis-i-me-trik, dis-si-] /ˌdɪs ɪˈmɛ trɪk, ˌdɪs sɪ-/, dis·sym·met·ri·cal, adjectivedis·sym·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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/ (dɪˈsɪmɪtrɪ, dɪsˈsɪm-) /

noun plural -tries

lack of symmetry
the relationship between two objects when one is the mirror image of the otherSee also chirality
another name for chirality

Derived Forms

dissymmetric (ˌdɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk, ˌdɪssɪ-) or dissymmetrical, adjectivedissymmetrically, adverb
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