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asymmetry

lack or absence of symmetry in spatial arrangements or in mathematical or logical relations

Asymmetry

Not symmetrical, with the parts not arranged correspondingly identical on both sides of a central axis.

asymmetry

[¦ā′sim·ə·trə]
(physical chemistry)
The geometrical design of a molecule, atom, or ion that cannot be divided into like portions by one or more hypothetical planes. Also known as molecular asymmetry.
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25) For a discussion of such asymmetries until 1991 see D.
Left, right asymmetries of the temporal speech areas of the human fetus.
First, the existence of great asymmetries in the functions and form of the human brain suggest that facial expression may mirror brain activities and is thus asymmetrical.
Univariate follow-up analysis of the directional asymmetries (R-L) revealed that in the majority of the measurements the right foot of the players tended to produce significantly higher isokinetic peak torque values than the left (Figure 3).
We investigated the usefulness of the ES statistic in detecting plantar pressure asymmetry by comparing subjects presenting marked gait asymmetries with subjects who seem to have "normal" gait patterning.
Thus, while utilitarianism and Slote's version of virtue theory both avoid the difficulties associated with self-other asymmetries, they do so in quite different ways.
Furthermore, since asymmetries at business cycle frequencies are of particular interest, a filter that amplifies fluctuations at these frequencies is ideal.
We follow the Flambaum and Sushkov model for the energy dependence of the relevant asymmetries.
YAFO Networks' first product, the Polarization Mode Dispersion Compensator (PMDC), eliminates distortion of optical signals over fiber optic networks caused by asymmetries in fiber.
Spin dependent effects can lead to either up-down or left-right asymmetries which could leak into the up-down signal from which [A.
The cilia are there in the frog, but they [appear] later than these left-right asymmetries," says Yost.