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 aim of this study was to present the differences in morphological body symmetry among different martial arts competitors and to compare the effects of the type of martial art on eventual asymmetry in order to minimize the risk of injury and to examine the suitability of assessing morphological asymmetry without using more detailed methods.
When it is mismatched, this results to asymmetry between the North and South Poles being introduced into the planet's magnetic field.
Besides, increasing cash holdings can decrease the firm's need to absorb new capitals and thus, reduces the ability of capital market to control the managers' decisions leading to an increase in information asymmetry. Therefore, based on agency costs, there is predicted to be a reverse relationship between cash holdings and firm value under information asymmetry conditions.
A discrepancy greater than 5 mm in length or 20 ml in volume between the breast measurements was considered as evidence of asymmetry in our study, since it has been reported that smaller differences can hardly noticed by the eye (3).
As a result, there are the following regularities of influence of stress cycle asymmetry on the duration of the fatigue fracture period.
By accentuating the difference in lifetimes, the asymmetry became glaringly clear.
A [greater than or equal to]2.5 mm difference between the right and left commissure of the lip defined an asymmetry.
From the latter variables, we calculated vertical web asymmetry with the formula: ([R.sub.U]--[R.sub.L])/([R.sub.U] + [R.sub.L]), where [R.sub.U] is the upper and [R.sub.L] the lower radius of the web (Zschokke 1993; Hesselberg 2010), and the area of the capture spiral (web area), with the Ellipse-Hub equation (Herberstein & Tso 2000).
"[A]s Asymmetry progresses, its quietly subversive undercurrents grow stronger and the story resolves into an interesting meditation on creativity, empathy, and the anxiety of influence....
This information asymmetry allows bank managers to take decisions (bad loans) without taking fully into account the effects of those decisions (losses inflicted) on depositors.
BEA has also been engaged in asymmetry exercises with Canada and Mexico as part of initiatives to develop TiVA statistics for North America and for members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
The first section of Asymmetry feels sketchy, but the novel gains considerable momentum in Madness.