- 1having two sides or parts that are not the same in size or shape Most people's faces are asymmetric. opposite symmetrical
- 2(technology) not equal, for example in the way each side or part behaves Linguists are studying the asymmetric use of Creole by parents and children (= parents use one language and children reply in another). Pilots need training in asymmetric flying (= when only one of two engines is working).
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NAmE//eɪˈsɪmətri//noun [countable, uncountable]