un·​sym·​met·​ri·​cal ˌən-sə-ˈme-tri-kəl How to pronounce unsymmetrical (audio)
unsymmetrically adverb

Examples of unsymmetrical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under his cap, everything around his eyes sweats; his smile is crooked but near constant, his beard half-shaven and unsymmetrical. Emiliano Tahui Gómez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Aug. 2021 The system used helium as a pressurizing gas, inhibited nitrogen tetroxide for an oxidizer, and a blended hydrazine fuel made up of a mixture of around 50 percent unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine and 50 percent anhydrous hydrazine. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 24 July 2019 This shrinking market has opened the door to the Angara rocket, which has the advantage of not using environmentally hazardous fuel for each of its stages—Proton engines used nitrogen tetroxide and unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 25 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsymmetrical was in 1755

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“Unsymmetrical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsymmetrical. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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un·​sym·​met·​ri·​cal ˌən(t)-sə-ˈme-tri-kəl How to pronounce unsymmetrical (audio)
: not symmetrical : asymmetric

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