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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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Each student must explain in writing how he or she used the elements of design to create asymmetrical balance.
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Terrorism and the exigencies of asymmetrical warfare bring these principles into conflict insofar as the pursuit of a non-state entity like a terrorist network almost necessarily requires violating national-sovereignty and may entail a recovery of the older--and still just--notion of offensive war.
Furthermore, we must come to understand the constantly shifting realm created by technological change, just as we must become familiar with two overlapping environments: national security coupled with asymmetrical warfare and a global competitive environment populated by transitory friends or allies.
These openings are asymmetrical, with the left ear positioned slightly higher than the right, so sound waves enter one slit a fraction of a second sooner than they hit the other.
Basic equations to estimate the volume of symmetrical potholes have been applied, but modifications to the equations need to be made to accommodate the asymmetrical shapes.
NAR's members may choose a number of broadband services, including Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line for fast residential access, Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line, suitable for small businesses with higher bandwidth demands, and both full and fractional T1 services for businesses with the greatest bandwidth demands.
Differential current sensing further enhances current sensing accuracy because any errors introduced by an asymmetrical multiphase layout are offset.
Fresh Air, 1998-2000, consists of three Ping-Pong tables shaped and marked with the asymmetrical layout of three London parks; the rules of the game were completely changed, inside became outside, private became public, and the mind wandered away.
With an asymmetrical silhouette of jagged highs and lows, it sits right along the Hollywood freeway, a location that its architect, Jose Rafael Moneo, said was appropriate because highways are the modern equivalent of rivers, carrying people from place to place.
Zig Zag's performers maneuvered the balls to a pulsing, Arabic-sounding score by Tuu and Trans-Global Underground, at times diving over the balls on their stomachs and landing in asymmetrical poses.

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