dissymmetry

noun
dis·​sym·​me·​try | \ (ˌ)di(s)-ˈsi-mə-trē How to pronounce dissymmetry (audio) \

Definition of dissymmetry

: the absence of or the lack of symmetry

Other Words from dissymmetry

dissymmetric \ (ˌ)di(s)-​sə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce dissymmetry (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of dissymmetry

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 4 Jul. 2022.

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