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Asymmetry is a common characteristic of the criminal physiognomy.

We have learnt to write "asymmetry," but not to avoid "unsymmetrical."

In all these cases the torsion and asymmetry of the body are unaffected.

Asymmetry, a-sim′e-tri, n. want of symmetry or proportion between parts.

Indeterminate lines have been ruthlessly rectified and asymmetry has grown symmetrical.

It is the very kernel of the art of Paul Cézanne; rhythmic irregularity, syncopation, asymmetry.

This asymmetry affects particularly the premaxillae, the maxillae, and the nasals.

Cases of asymmetry demanding braces, plaster jackets, and operations have been treated at the Post-Graduate Hospital.

This asymmetry, as we shall see later, is connected with marked irregularities in the senses and functions.

The asymmetry of the outline of these snow caps is paralleled by the irregularity of the37 Earth's polar caps.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "want of symmetry or proportion," from Greek asymmetria, noun of quality from asymmetros "having no common measure; disproportionate, unsymmetrical," from a- "not" + symmetros "commensurable" (see symmetry).

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