asymmetry asymmetry  /ˌeɪ ˈsɪ mə tri/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (mathematics) a lack of symmetry

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Usage(s):

  1. The now commonplace use of all black, the deconstructed look and asymmetry can all be traced back to them.
  2. The asymmetry is potentially suicidal.

News

  • Obama’s Information Problem

    There seems to be a recurrent information problem throughout Obama’s presidency. At least, a problem of asymmetry; there is far too much private information flowing in and far too little public information flowing out. It started with the Fast and Furious scandal in June 2012. Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress over a botched gunrunning scheme. Obama exercised his ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

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Quotes

  1. "As a student in the 80s I was never attracted to the music of the likes of Flock of Seagulls or Human League. Now I know why. The maths just says all that asymmetry just adds up to a fashion disaster. In the natural world, symmetry is always an...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Marcus du Sautoy Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "GolfPrint(TM) addresses root balance, a fundamental component for all golfers. I believe working on your static posture should be the first step before taking a golf lesson since any muscle asymmetry will impact directly your balance and your game....
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mario Lemieux Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  3. "When you see asymmetry cut on the bias," Atkin explains, "it adds to the femininity of the silhouette and it's really flattering because it camouflages your imperfections and takes your eye across your body. They have an illusionary effect...
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Barbara Atkin Source: National Post

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