Associations to the word «Asymmetric»

Wiktionary

ASYMMETRIC, adjective. (geometry) (general) Of a shape, not symmetric.
ASYMMETRIC, adjective. (cryptography) Not involving a mutual exchange of keys between the sender and receiver.
ASYMMETRIC BARS, noun. (gymnastics) The uneven bars.
ASYMMETRIC CENTRE, noun. (chemistry) An atom having a spatial arrangement of ligands which is not superposable on its mirror image
ASYMMETRIC CENTRES, noun. Plural of asymmetric centre
ASYMMETRIC CRYPTOGRAPHY, noun. Cryptography in which the key used in decryption is different from that used for encryption.
ASYMMETRIC DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE, noun. A communications system (or part thereof) characterised by moderately high speeds, different in each direction.
ASYMMETRIC DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINES, noun. Plural of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ASYMMETRIC METER, noun. (music) meter with an irregular pulse (usually with the top number of the time signature being 5, 7, 11, etc...)
ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS, noun. (organic chemistry) The synthesis of a specific enantiomer of a compound (or of a mixture containing more of one enantioner than the other)
ASYMMETRIC WARFARE, noun. Warfare (armed conflict) between belligerents who have different strengths and weaknesses.

Dictionary definition

ASYMMETRIC, adjective. Characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components.

Wise words

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