dissymmetry

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

noun

absence or lack of symmetry.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!

Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?

Origin of dissymmetry

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dissymmetry

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for dissymmetry

British Dictionary definitions for dissymmetry

dissymmetry
/ (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 of dissymmetry

dissymmetric (ˌdɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk, ˌdɪssɪ-) or dissymmetrical, adjectivedissymmetrically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012