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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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In a future paper there will be considered both cases of asymmetrically vibrations for active absorbers.
True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B: If there is the merest suspicion of asymmetrically enlarged tonsils, tonsillectomy should always be performed.
Fuhrman prefers to arrange the flowers asymmetrically on the table.
In contrast, the raised wing of the library is suspended on slender steel plate hangers from storey-height trusses, which are exposed in the digital media classrooms above and supported by asymmetrically placed piers in the water.
They also approach contract negotiations asymmetrically weaker.
I know how easily the language of racial equity functions to obscure (typically without self-conscious guile; that's the beauty of ideology) the reality of a political agenda that concentrates costs and benefits asymmetrically within the black population.
On the other hand, other series have diffuse lines, which he describes as asymmetrically broadened.
Its "mix 'n match" windows are tucked asymmetrically into the old timber framing and the traditional thatch adds a curving eaves line.
On the other hand, aging seems to occur universally in organisms that reproduce asymmetrically, for example, those whose offspring start out smaller than the parents.
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Furthermore, we demonstrated by transmission electron microscopy that the EVL cells, but not the deep cells, possess abundant mitochondria, which are asymmetrically distributed to the inner portion of the EVL cell that adjoins the underlying deep cell population.