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asymmetric

A difference in two related modes, often referring to a speed disparity. For example, it may take longer to compress or encrypt than to decompress or decrypt the data. Contrast with symmetric. See asymmetric compression and public key cryptography.
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Let (1R, d) be an asymmetric space, where d is as in example 1.
Modal analysis was performed to determine the dynamic behavior of asymmetric bevel gear with that of symmetric bevel gear.
1) The determination of the algorithms and realisation of the routines for calculating the geometrical parameters of the asymmetric gears.
Under these new circumstances, how should we handle the problem of asymmetric information?
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Many economists study economics of information in terms of asymmetric information, adverse selection, and moral hazard.
from asymmetric conflict, and terrorism and counterterrorism.