Meaning of ASYMMETRIC in English


|ā, |a+ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective

or asymmetrical “+ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷

Etymology: asymmetry + -ic, -ical

: not symmetrical

an asymmetric face

asymmetric growth or development

a strikingly asymmetric architectural design

a. botany

(1) : not isobilateral

(2) : zygomorphic

an asymmetric flower

an asymmetric corolla

b. : relating to derivatives in which groups are substituted unsymmetrically in the molecule

asymmetric dichloro-ethylene CH 2 .CCl 2

asymmetric or 1,2,4-trinitro-benzene

c. : relating to or characterized by asymmetry in spatial arrangement or in the placement of parts or components

d. : of, belonging to, or designating the crystallographic system having no plane of symmetry or the group of this system having no plane, axis, or center of symmetry

e. : so constituted as never to hold when related arguments are interchanged (as in the relation x is the father of y )

• asymmetrically adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.