asymmetrical asymmetrical  /ˌeɪ sə ˈmɛ trɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
  2. (adj) irregular in shape or outline



  1. They dismissed her unfinished seams and asymmetrical cuts as absurd.
  2. So Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa gave it a home that's part funky, part shimmery, an asymmetrical stack of boxes covered by a honeycomb of aluminum.
  3. His bridges are unusual for having asymmetrical flourishes, canted curves that slant against the water oras in his first American span, a $23.


  • Fractal patterns spontaneously emerge during bacterial cell growth

    Despite bacterial colonies always forming circular shapes as they grow, their cells form internal divisions which are highly asymmetrical and branched. These fractal (self-similar) patterns are due to the physical forces and local instabilities that are a natural part of bacterial cell growth, a new study reveals. The research has important implications for the emerging field of synthetic biology.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "We consider such claims unfounded, and, naturally, that directly concerns us and will cause a relevant reaction. That reaction will be asymmetrical, but it will be highly efficient," Putin said.
    on Feb 1, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Take your hands off the armed forces and stop defining your political position over the armed forces. Stop carrying out an asymmetrical psychological campaign against the armed forces over the news media," said Basbug.
    on Jun 26, 2009 By: Ilker Basbug Source: Xinhua

  3. Ivanov, who was on a visit to Uzbekistan, said Russia had "found an asymmetrical and effective response" to the US project for a European shield.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Sergei Ivanov Source: Gulf Daily News

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