Meaning of ASYMMETRIC in English


— asymmetrically , adv.

/ay'seuh me"trik, as'euh-/ , adj.

1. not identical on both sides of a central line; unsymmetrical; lacking symmetry: Most faces are asymmetric.

2. (of a logical or mathematical relation) holding true of members of a class in one order but not in the opposite order, as in the relation "being an ancestor of."

3. Chem.

a. having an unsymmetrical arrangement of atoms in a molecule.

b. noting a carbon atom bonded to four different atoms or groups.

c. (of a polymer) noting an atom or group that is within a polymer chain and is bonded to two different atoms or groups that are external to the chain.

Also, asymmetrical .

[ 1870-75; A- 6 + SYMMETRIC ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .