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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 compelling tendency to segmentation - to define each place in pitch space by progressively modified asymmetrical constellations - this tendency corresponds completely to the principle of unexpected occurrences, in which a quantity presumed known discloses various unknown (i.
The researchers found that the overall quality of work produced by teams with more asymmetrical leaders was 20 per cent higher on average.
Twenty images of a pair of faces - one symmetrical, the other asymmetrical - and then 20 images of a single face were shown, one at a time, to 64 students.
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Occasionally, a surprising asymmetrical phrase or odd enchainement reveals the influence of Maurice Bejart, in whose company Ullate danced for a decade.
In our view, asymmetrical threats require asymmetrical responses.
Independent wire movement allows production of asymmetrical shapes.
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The San Francisco-based dancer-choreographer Yaelisa most successfully incorporated the spirit of nuevo flamenco, with its bursts of movement and asymmetrical contrasts, in choosing to combine the traditional, but widely differing, forms of the soleares and alegrias in a single piece.
Broadwing's DTM Multicast solution delivers optimized, asymmetrical bandwidth provisioning with 100 percent Quality of Service (QoS), which makes much more efficient use of network resources and translates into better price and performance for customers.
The coextruded and laminated barrier film is an asymmetrical combination of polyolefins, aluminum, and metallocene copolymers.

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