antisymmetric

adjective an·ti·sym·met·ric \ ˌan-tē-sə-ˈme-trik , ˌan-ˌtī- \

Definition of antisymmetric

: relating to or being a relation (such as "is a subset of") that implies equality of any two quantities for which it holds in both directions
  • the relation R is antisymmetric if aRb and bRa implies a = b

First Known Use of antisymmetric

1919

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