/eɪsəˈmɛtrɪk / (say aysuh'metrik)

1. not symmetrical; without symmetry.
2. Logic denoting relations which, if they hold between one term and a second, do not hold between the second and the first: the relation `being an ancestor of' is asymmetric.
3. Chemistrychiral.
Also, asymmetrical. –asymmetrically, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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