Asymmetrically



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

Historical Examples

They are asymmetrically oval, about 50 in length, and often contain a partially developed embryo.
A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd

adjective
not symmetrical; lacking symmetry; misproportioned
(chem)

(of a molecule) having its atoms and radicals arranged unsymmetrically
(of a carbon atom) attached to four different atoms or radicals so that stereoisomerism results
involving chiral molecules: asymmetric synthesis

(electrical engineering) (of conductors) having different conductivities depending on the direction of current flow, as of diodes
(aeronautics) having unequal thrust, as caused by an inoperative engine in a twin-engined aircraft
(logic, maths) (of a relation) never holding between a pair of values x and y when it holds between y and x, as “…is the father of…” Compare symmetric (sense 1), antisymmetric, nonsymmetric

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