dissymmetry


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dissymmetry

[di′sim·ə·trē]
(science and technology)
Lack of symmetry.
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The dissymmetry of living organisms is very important for functional parameters.
We have discovered a completely new phenomenon in biology and medicine, which is very important for chronobiology, namely the dissymmetry of processes in living beings and of their rhythms based on the laws of harmony and the functional dissymmetry of biological objects.
Designers achieved this through pursuing greater artistic freedom to create highly sculptural shapes, featuring a unique execution of Infiniti's "dual wave" effect and pursuing the notion of dissymmetry.
For this human bond finds its visual expression not simply in the gestures and faces of Attia's subjects but in the very space and composition of the photos; not only the physical closeness and warm tonalities, but much more subtly, the visual stability of these images, devoid of the plunging vantage points, blurring, dissymmetry, and underexposure that spell "sordid.
Lacan articulates the relation between lack and woman in the Oedipus complex: "The female sex is characterized by an absence, a void, a hole, which means that it happens to be less desirable than is the male sex for what he has that is provocative, and that an essential dissymmetry appears" (Psychoses: 176).
By analyzing stereographic density plots, a dissymmetry in the 3D orientation distribution is detected.
This difficulty does not mean that Foucault's argument is totally implausible and that there could not have been a dissymmetry of the kind for which he argues underlying the admonition to be faithful to one's wife.
In Al Quasbah there is a vitalizing dissymmetry between foreground and background; they are out of phase with one another, though they suggest one geometrically satisfying series perceived through another (a mosque's marble floor seen through a metal grille, for instance).
This power over things or, in political communities, over people is "grafted upon the initial dissymmetry between that which one does and that which is done to the other.