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From a- +‎ symmetric, as Ancient Greek ἀσυμμετρία (asummetría, disproportion, deformity).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.səˈmɛt.rɪk/
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asymmetric (comparative more asymmetric, superlative most asymmetric)

  1. Not symmetric.
    an asymmetric shape
    asymmetric gameplay, where different players have different experiences
  2. (cryptography) Not involving a mutual exchange of keys between the sender and receiver.
  3. (set theory) Of a relation R on a set S: having the property that for any two elements of S (not necessarily distinct), at least one is not related to the other via R.

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