asymbolia a·sym·bo·li·a (ā’sĭm-bō’lē-ə)
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 […]
- Asymmetric bars
adverb, plural noun (gymnastics) (functioning as pl) a pair of wooden or fibreglass bars placed parallel to each other but set at different heights, for various exercises (functioning as sing) an event in a gymnastic competition in which competitors exercise on such bars