- Asymmetric As`ym*met"ric, Asymmetrical As`ym*met"ri*cal, a.
1. Incommensurable. [Obs.]
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asymmetrical — UK [ˌeɪsɪˈmetrɪk(ə)l] / US or asymmetric UK [ˌeɪsɪˈmetrɪk] / US adjective something that is asymmetrical does not have the same shape and size on both sides Derived words: asymmetrically UK [ˌeɪsɪˈmetrɪklɪ] / US adverb asymmetry UK [æˈsɪmətrɪ] /… … English dictionary
asymmetrical — [ˌeɪsɪˈmetrɪk(ə)l] or asymmetric [ˌeɪsɪˈmetrɪk] adj something that is asymmetrical does not have the same shape and size on both sides … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
asymmetrical — index dissimilar, irregular (not usual) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
asymmetrical — 1680s; see ASYMMETRY (Cf. asymmetry) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Other forms that have served as an adjective based on asymmetry are asymmetral (1620s), asymmetrous (1660s), and asymmetric (1875); only the last seems to have any currency. Related:… … Etymology dictionary
asymmetrical — [adj] uneven awry, crooked, disproportional, gibbous, lacking correspondence, not proportionate, not uniform, unbalanced, unequal, unsymmetrical; concepts 480,566,606 … New thesaurus
asymmetrical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking symmetry. DERIVATIVES asymmetric adjective asymmetrically adverb … English terms dictionary
asymmetrical — I asymmetric, asymmetrical (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. uneven, irregular. See distortion, irregularity. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [a si MET ri kul] uneven, unbalanced, or lacking correspondence between… … English dictionary for students
asymmetrical — [[t]e͟ɪsɪme̱trɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is asymmetrical has two sides or halves that are different in shape, size, or style. ...asymmetrical shapes. Ant: symmetrical … English dictionary
asymmetrical — adjective a) Not symmetrical. Question six is asymmetrical: Are things going in the right direction or on the wrong track? (The West Wing, Season 1, Episode 21, Toby) b) Presenting a false dilemma, or a choice between two things which are not… … Wiktionary
asymmetrical — adj. Asymmetrical is used with these nouns: ↑shape, ↑warfare … Collocations dictionary