Definitions

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  • adj. Not symmetrical.
  • adj. Presenting a false dilemma, or a choice between two things which are not opposites.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not symmetrical; unsymmetrical.
  • In mathematics, not having commensurability; incommensurable. Inharmonious; not reconcilable.
  • In the terminology of Herbert Spencer, entirely destitute of approximation toward symmetry, and thus distinguished from unsymmetrical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. irregular in shape or outline
  • adj. characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components

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Examples

  • SAN MIGUEL: And we have heard since 9/11 the term asymmetrical warfare used a lot.

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2003

  • If being asymmetrical is the design focus, why put it in a rectangular frame? sasha on 28 Jan 2009 at 4: 06 am # wow! never seen anything like this before!

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  • Of course, Scarlett Johansson regularly flaunts her hourglass curves, but lately she's also revealing her elegant neckline in asymmetrical dresses.

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  • And yet, the reason why most wars today are asymmetrical is precisely due to the fact that America has held the world in a territorial stasis where conventional warfare does not bring as much benefit as insurgency does.

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  • They are too stupid to fight a long-term asymmetrical war, precisely because they can't admit to and adjust for their weaknesses.

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  • As the curvature of the wing changed, the lift increased, causing the Columbia to want to roll violently to the right; at the same time, because of an increase in asymmetrical drag, it yawed violently to the left.

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  • But one of the journalists here uses the phrase asymmetrical warfare being very difficult to fight.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2003

  • Armed conflicts of this type have sometimes been termed "asymmetrical" -- an adjective used principally with reference to the fact that the protagonists are a state, with all its might and force, and an organization with few heavy arms and a limited number of fighters.

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  • Iran's response, Hersh said, is likely to be "asymmetrical" - instead of striking back directly at the US, they will "hit the oil" in the Gulf.

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  • Yet it is obvious now that nothing on earth will ever make this blood visible, not only to the ones who have perpetrated or abetted its shedding, but also to the people at large, in whose name it has been shed, and who will bear the long-reverberating brunt of the blowback -- financial, political, "asymmetrical" -- from this atrocity.

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