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Asymmetry

A lack of equivalence between two things, such as the unequal tax treatment of interest expense and dividend payments.

Asymmetry

A lack of equality between two things. For example, there may be asymmetry in how two types of income are taxed. Asymmetry may encourage certain business or investment decisions while discouraging others.
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Regional brain electrical asymmetries discriminate between previously depressed subjects and healthy controls.
In September 2004, the Saint Petersburg Society of Naturalists hosted the second international symposium on the topic, where specialists in various medical and biological sciences explored the asymmetries in structural and functional development, evolution and adaptation, and function.
Many informal asymmetries were established since Confederation, for example, separate collection of Quebec taxes (1950s) (28) and a separate Quebec Pension Plan (1960s).
Several investigators have reported on the frequencies of these right/left differences using a qualitative category system (see Table 1) and proposed that these hemispheric asymmetries are related to functional hemispheric asymmetries in language and visuospatial function (Ide, Rodriguez, Zaidel, & Aboitiz, 1996; Steinmetz et al.
Proportions, variability and asymmetries of the long bones of the limbs and the clavicles in man and apes.
Asymmetries in the response of prices to shocks therefore arise naturally when there is positive trend inflation and are predicted to be more pronounced at higher rates of inflation.
I will consider how such asymmetries arise as part of the participants' management of communicative activities and how they may be relevant to the negotiation of understanding, participation in discourse and speakers' identities and relationships.
Kowner argued that humans are not tuned to perceive mild degree of facial asymmetry, probably because the effect of hereditary asymmetries have greatly diminished during recent stages of human evolution.
MACROLANE is an esthetic treatment for the correction of body concave deformities, for example asymmetries after liposuction.
During the 1980s and early 1990s, she says, many linguists of German were interested in subject/object asymmetries in long extractions, hoping that they might reveal new insights into German sentence structure.
In soccer, strength asymmetries have been implicated with injuries to the lower limbs (Tsepis et al.
The most important event is the ability of Nodal to take slight asymmetries set up by a variety of means and translate them into a robust asymmetry," Tabin says.