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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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If one side of the body dominates over the other because of the requirements of specific movements (e.g., kicking in kickboxing), different forms of asymmetry can appear (morphological, neuromuscular).
Although various studies have been conducted regarding the determinants of cash holdings and also its effect on the firm value, few studies have been carried out about information asymmetry and cash holdings.
The presence of rib flaring or pectus carinatum/ excavatum with asymmetry of the anterior chest wall was recorded as a yes or no variable, and was assessed visually with the patient both in the upright and supine positions.
The change parameter [C.sub.R], in the range of - 2 <[R.sub.[sigma]]<0, can be represented by a linear function of asymmetry sress cycle ratio [R.sub.[sigma]], and in the interval 0 < [R.sub.[sigma]] < 0.5 behavior of the [C.sub.R] ratio is more complex.
Tuckerman, who was one of the first researchers to predict the asymmetry in the transport mechanisms and the difference in the hydrogen bond arrangements, says, "It is gratifying to have this clear piece of experimental evidence confirm our earlier predictions.
The agreement on the presence or absence of asymmetry between the subjects' states of rest and during smiling was determined by McNemar's chisquared test.
In order to determine the influence of web and climatic variables on web asymmetry, we used the statistical programming language R (R Core Team 2016) to build a general linear mixed model with web asymmetry as response variable and inclination, web area, web height, wind speed, temperature, pressure and humidity as predictor variables.
One of the primary goals of bank supervision, then, is to reduce this information asymmetry and thus negative externality.
In this article, we describe how we measure asymmetries and why they exist, describe past asymmetry exercises with partner countries, and take the first step in explaining the asymmetries between the trade in services statistics produced by the United States and the United Kingdom by identifying differences in the definitions and methodologies used in each country.
In a third and final section, wherein the two novellas come together, Ezra tells an interviewer, "We have very little choice other than to spend our waking hours trying to sort out and make sense of the perennial pandemonium." Asymmetry is a thoughtful look at many forms of disorder and the eternal struggle to reconcile them.
According to the company, the Cerebrotech Visor is a portable, non-invasive bioimpedance spectroscopy device that is designed to detect asymmetry of intracranial fluid volumes in patients undergoing neurological assessment.
have found that lobar asymmetry of the temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes is different from healthy controls to AD patients [17].

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