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Asymmetry   Listen
noun
Asymmetry  n.  
1.
Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a thing, esp. lack of bilateral symmetry.
2.
(Math.) Incommensurability. (Obs.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Asymmetry" Quotes from Famous Books



... view of his person. Indisputably his trousers were ungainly, flapping abominably over his boots and bagging terribly at the knees, and his boots were not only worn and ugly but extremely ill blacked. His wrists projected offensively from his coat sleeves, he perceived a huge asymmetry in the collar of his jacket, his red tie was askew and ill tied, and that waterproof collar! It was shiny, slightly discoloured, suddenly clammy to the neck. What if he did happen to be well equipped for science teaching? That was nothing. He speculated on the cost of a complete ...
— Love and Mr. Lewisham • H. G. Wells

... frequent pulse of the pinion, that keeps verse upon the wing; no, what the Japanese are intent upon is perpetual slight disorder. In Japan the man in the fields has eyes less for the sky and the crescent moon than for some stone in the path, of which the asymmetry strikes his curious sense of pleasure in fortunate accident of form. For love of a little grotesque strangeness he will load himself with the stone and carry it home to his garden. The art of such a people is not liberal art, not the art of peace, and not the art of humanity. Look at the ...
— The Colour of Life • Alice Meynell



Words linked to "Asymmetry" :   imbalance, dissymmetry, asymmetric, eyedness, skewness, maths, handedness, asymmetrical, mathematics, spatiality, irregularity, footedness



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