an·​ti·​sym·​met·​ric ˌan-tē-sə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce antisymmetric (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antisymmetric was in 1919

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“Antisymmetric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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