a person who, from fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, social group, or political opinion, has crossed an international frontier into a country in which he or she hopes to be granted refugee status
A smuggler’s boat loaded with asylum seeker was intercepted by the Australian Navy as it headed to Christmas Island.
Deadly Boat Disaster Rattles Australia’s Conscience Raymond Bonner December 15, 2010
an individual who seeks refuge, esp. political asylum, in a foreign country
The documentary told the asylum seeker’s story.
asymbolia asymbolia a·sym·bo·li·a (ā’sĭm-bō’lē-ə) n. A loss of the ability to comprehend by touch the form and nature of an object. A form of aphasia in which the significance of signs cannot be comprehended. Also called asemasia.
asym. asymmetric asymmetrical
not identical on both sides of a central line; unsymmetrical; lacking symmetry: Most faces are asymmetric. (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.”. Chemistry. having an unsymmetrical arrangement of atoms in a […]
- Asymmetric digital subscriber line
asymmetric digital subscriber line communications, protocol (ADSL, or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop) A form of Digital Subscriber Line in which the bandwidth available for downstream connection is significantly larger then for upstream. Although designed to minimise the effect of crosstalk between the upstream and downstream channels this setup is well suited for web browsing and […]