dissymmetry

[dih-sim-i-tree, dis-sim-]

noun

absence or lack of symmetry.

Nearby words

  1. dissuasion,
  2. dissuasive,
  3. dissuasively,
  4. dissyllabize,
  5. dissyllable,
  6. dist.,
  7. dist. atty.,
  8. dist. ct.,
  9. distad,
  10. distaff

Origin of dissymmetry

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

Related formsdis·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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British Dictionary definitions for dissymmetry

dissymmetry

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

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