Asymmetry


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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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The novel insight of Akerlof was that information asymmetry would not only hurt the informationally disadvantaged party but sometimes the advantaged party as well.
Means [+ or -] SE of asymmetry (1) and RA (2) for males and females by line (3) Sex Traits HAS Females Asymmetry of wattle length -1.
Alexander Kusenko, a professor of physics and astronomy in the UCLA College, and colleagues propose that the matter-antimatter asymmetry could be related to the Higgs boson particle, which was the subject of prominent news coverage when it was discovered at Switzerland's Large Hadron Collider in 2012.
In particular, the process by which the asymmetry is created must be strongly out of thermal equilibrium, and this cannot be provided by the electroweak phase transition, as was originally expected.
The question thus arises: how may one fruitfully discuss asymmetry as a separate phenomenon?
As we move from a traditional society to modern society, these asymmetry increase, because the more complex the society is, the more division of labor and specialization increases.
Work asymmetry quantifies the difference in torque generated between limbs [27].
Information asymmetry is very high with services, such as legal, medical, accounting, car repair and financial, and consumers must trust their service professionals.
Breast augmentation surgery can be tailored to address the cause of asymmetry and create a more aesthetically pleasing breast contour.
The asymmetry could not be characterized on clinical examination, and ultrasonography identified no pathology.
The degree of asymmetry in feather replacement may be considered a reliable measure of developmental instability of avian molt.