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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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To conceptually represent relative power negotiating scenarios three factor levels will be considered: (1) the buyer is asymmetrically strong relative to the seller, (2) the buyer is on roughly equal or near symmetric footing with the seller, and (3) the buyer is asymmetrically weak relative to the seller.
Asymmetrically enlarged tonsils are one of the features of serious pathology, but this is usually associated with other suspicious features like cervical lymphadenopathy and systemic symptoms.
Type B, usually called "side by side," has its cross-section made to show two polymers bound together symmetrically or asymmetrically.
Low-Speed CAN networks have short cable distances and slower communication speeds, making it possible to transmit data asymmetrically over just one bus line instead of two.
She wore a strapless taffeta A-line gown with sweetheart neckline, bust-line encrusted with intricate hand-beading, dipped back, side-gathered dropped waist, asymmetrically tiered pick-up skirt accented with matching appliques, and chapel-length train.
Buick has found a way to maintain that reputation of luxury while thinking asymmetrically and building smaller vehicles to fit the changing needs of its customer base.
This houseboat was designed asymmetrically with a front of house shielding the private rear terrace, reached from the lounge which offers open views from study, kitchen, snug and dining areas.
They found that BASL behaved in some ways like proteins involved in asymmetric animal cell division, that is, they observed BASL in both the nucleus and in a small region out near the periphery in cells that were about to divide asymmetrically.
Instead he placed the theatre asymmetrically, pushing it northward and marking the amphitheatre axis only with the tiny projecting bay of the kiosk.
Dr Rainer Neumann, Visteon's head of lighting development for Europe, said: ``The lights are capable ofturning asymmetrically, so that on a right hand bend the right hand light begins to swivel before the left one.
3t and unique asymmetrically turbo-charged 200 bhp 3.
Some of them have speculated that an embryo derives its first knowledge of left and right from an asymmetrically shaped molecule that lines up along the embryo's other two axes, the head-tail axis and the back-front axis.