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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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The type of asymmetry for wattle length differed according to lines (Table 2) with HAS and LAR females exhibiting FA and line HAR and LAS females exhibiting DA.
The generation of asymmetry is the basis of much, if not most, strategic theory, particularly power-specific theories such as those pertaining to seapower or airpower.
Overall objective: evaluating the effects of information asymmetry on capital cost.
The ankle joint moment demonstrated significant asymmetry between the contralateral and amputated limbs during both the control and CRANK conditions regarding the average (p = 0.
44,52-54) Furthermore, in patients with surgery for infantile esotropia, monocular OKN asymmetry persists even though stereopsis has been preserved.
Antlers are bilateral secondary structures and, therefore, portray differential degrees of asymmetry which depend on developmental stability, environmental quality, and individual fitness (e.
The aim of this work is to investigate whether physiotherapy exercises can decrease asymmetry of passive mechanical properties of skeletal pair muscles in control children who had no physical or motor impairments and those with CP.
For each eclipse, up to three asymmetry figures may be calculated.
Our precise measurement will complete the understanding of the neutrino oscillation and pave the way for the future understanding of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe," Wang added.
The purpose of this review is to evaluate the relative merit of those two perspectives with regard to minimizing information asymmetry in credit rationing decisions.
Those weight chits take into account asymmetry and gross weight to inform the catapult launch officer, known as the shooter, how strong of a shot is needed to get the required end-speed for a given configuration.