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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey-suh-me-trik or ey-suh-me-tri-kuh l; as-uh-]
    • /ˌeɪ səˈmɛ trɪk or ˌeɪ səˈmɛ trɪ kəl; ˌæs ə-/
    • /ˌeɪsɪˈmetr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-suh-me-trik or ey-suh-me-tri-kuh l; as-uh-]
    • /ˌeɪ səˈmɛ trɪk or ˌeɪ səˈmɛ trɪ kəl; ˌæs ə-/

Definitions of asymmetrically word

  • adjective asymmetrically not identical on both sides of a central line; unsymmetrical; lacking symmetry: Most faces are asymmetric. 1
  • adjective asymmetrically (of a logical or mathematical relation) holding true of members of a class in one order but not in the opposite order, as in the relation “being an ancestor of.”. 1
  • adjective asymmetrically Chemistry. having an unsymmetrical arrangement of atoms in a molecule. noting a carbon atom bonded to four different atoms or groups. (of a polymer) noting an atom or group that is within a polymer chain and is bonded to two different atoms or groups that are external to the chain. 1
  • noun asymmetrically In an asymmetric manner. 1

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Origin of asymmetrically

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75; a-6 + symmetric

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Parts of speech for Asymmetrically


asymmetrically popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

asymmetrically usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for asymmetrically

adv asymmetrically

  • separately — to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening barrier or space: to separate two fields by a fence.
  • individually — one at a time; separately: The delegates were introduced individually.
  • variously — of different kinds, as two or more things; differing one from another: Various experiments have not proved his theory.
  • adversely — unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect: adverse criticism.
  • unusually — not usual, common, or ordinary; uncommon in amount or degree; exceptional: an unusual sound; an unusual hobby; an unusual response.

adverb asymmetrically

  • unequally — not equal; not of the same quantity, quality, value, rank, ability, etc.: People are unequal in their capacities.
  • unevenly — not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.
  • irregularly — without symmetry, even shape, formal arrangement, etc.: an irregular pattern.
  • lopsided — heavier, larger, or more developed on one side than on the other; unevenly balanced; unsymmetrical.
  • disproportionately — not proportionate; out of proportion, as in size or number.

Antonyms for asymmetrically

adv asymmetrically

  • together — into or in one gathering, company, mass, place, or body: to call the people together.

adverb asymmetrically

  • symmetrically — characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; well-proportioned, as a body or whole; regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.

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