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dissymmetry

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

absence or lack of symmetry.

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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
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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
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