dissymmetry

noun

dis·​sym·​me·​try (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsi-mə-trē How to pronounce dissymmetry (audio)
: the absence of or the lack of symmetry
dissymmetric adjective

Examples of dissymmetry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Native American rituals showed the desire to seize the strength and courage of an outsider so as to combat him better, the European ritual revealed the existence of a dissymmetry, an irrevocable imbalance of power within society itself. David Graeber, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dissymmetry was in 1845

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“Dissymmetry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissymmetry. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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