Asymmetry



the quality or state of being .
Contemporary Examples

“Always darker and to correct what they believe is asymmetry,” she says.
Nipple Tattoos Increase in Popularity in U.K. Tom Sykes April 18, 2013

That asymmetry explains a great deal of the difference between the parties.
Why the Fringe Sets the Agenda David Frum May 24, 2012

Historical Examples

Another feature of interest which first becomes apparent during this stage is the asymmetry of the germinal disc.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 Francis Maitland Balfour

We have learnt to write “asymmetry,” but not to avoid “unsymmetrical.”
The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various

asymmetry, a-sim′e-tri, n. want of symmetry or proportion between parts.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

Indeterminate lines have been ruthlessly rectified and asymmetry has grown symmetrical.
Pot-Boilers Clive Bell

In all these cases the torsion and asymmetry of the body are unaffected.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5 Various

The displacement of the soft tissues is due to the existence of asymmetry of the skull.
Essays In Pastoral Medicine Austin Malley

The asymmetry of the outline of these snow caps is paralleled by the irregularity of the37 Earth’s polar caps.
Mars and its Mystery Edward Sylvester Morse

Cases of asymmetry demanding braces, plaster jackets, and operations have been treated at the Post-Graduate Hospital.
The Making of a Trade School Mary Schenck Woolman

noun
lack or absence of symmetry in spatial arrangements or in mathematical or logical relations
n.

1650s, “want of symmetry or proportion,” from Greek asymmetria, noun of quality from asymmetros “having no common measure; disproportionate, unsymmetrical,” from a- “not” + symmetros “commensurable” (see symmetry).

asymmetry a·sym·me·try (ā-sĭm’ĭ-trē)
n.
Disproportion between two or more like parts; lack of symmetry.

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