Definition of asymmetry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌeɪˈsɪmətri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɪˈsɪmətri//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1the quality of having two sides or parts that are not the same in size or shape; something that creates this quality the use of asymmetry in photography structural asymmetries in the body opposite symmetry
  2. 2(specialist) the situation of not being equal or the same; something that causes this situation the power asymmetry between the two countries