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asymmetrical

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adjective asym·met·ri·cal \ˌā-sə-ˈme-tri-kəl\

Simple Definition of asymmetrical

  • : having two sides or halves that are not the same : not symmetrical

Full Definition of asymmetrical

  1. 1 :  not symmetrical

  2. 2 usually asymmetric of a carbon atom :  bonded to four different atoms or groups

asym·met·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
asym·me·try play \(ˌ)ā-ˈsi-mə-trē\ noun

Variants of asymmetrical

or asym·met·ric play \-trik\

Origin of asymmetrical

Greek asymmetria lack of proportion, from asymmetros ill-proportioned, from a- + symmetros symmetrical


First Known Use: 1690

Rhymes with asymmetrical


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asymmetrical

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adjective asym·met·ri·cal \ˌā-sə-ˈme-tri-kəl\

Medical Definition of asymmetrical

  1. 1:  not symmetrical

  2. 2usually asymmetric, of a carbon atom :  bonded to four different atoms or groups

  3. asym·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of asymmetrical

or asym·met·ric \-trik\play

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