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  • a  characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components

  • Insurgency is sometimes called an asymmetric war because on one side there is the state's manpower and firepower and on the other side there is an invisible enemy.
  • The designer's signature that evening was asymmetric necklines and symmetric hemlines.
  • The asymmetric sharing of fruits of growth has led to social tensions in the developing world.
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    Available at and select specialty stores worldwide, Into The Blue is a mixture of curve enhancing dresses and separates that feature subtle design details in the season’s hottest trends. Criss-crossing on the empire waist, asymmetric draping, ruching and pleating are used to highlight curves in bold palettes, print blocking, black and white combinations, and high-low ...
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  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Science Daily

  • Robert Gates in New York Times
    We can expect that asymmetric warfare will be the mainstay of the contemporary battlefield for some time,Mr. Gates said. "These conflicts will be fundamentally political in nature and require the application of all elements of national...
  • Gen James L Jones in International Herald Tribune
    Sadly, in asymmetric warfare, when you're battling an insurgency, typically the insurgents do not play by the same rules that we would like to play by,Jones said at a news conference at Bagram, the largest US base in Afghanistan.
  • Vladimir Putin in International Herald Tribune
    By now it must be clear that one nation cannot defeat these extremists alone. Neither can any one nation successfully combat the asymmetric threats of this new era. It will take the cooperation of many nations to stop the proliferation of dangerous... Donald Rumsfeld RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty Feb 12, 2005 6235 9081 asymmetrical 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.

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