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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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For instance, between French and Arabic, there is a risk of regarding "translating French into Arabic as importation of knowledge and Arabic into French as exportation of an 'Oriental' exotic community." (117) In this case, two different knowledges are juxtaposed as if there is no dissymmetry since the two different knowledges are translated.
(ii) The shell dissymmetry D is strongly increasing with the growth-dissymmetry index [delta], less intuitively decreasing with the apical angle [alpha] and strictly independent of the differential-growth index [rho] and independent of the differential-growth index [rho].
(ii) the shell dissymmetry D is strongly increasing with the growth-dissymmetry index [delta] and, less intuitively, is decreasing with the apical angle [alpha];
In versions BS and BP, the training set dissymmetry lies in the determination of the primary city.
Proposition 2.12 (Dissymmetry principle for decorated hypertrees) Given a species S, the following relation holds:
The polemic between Erasmus and Luther over the free will flared up Valla's speculations about the limitations of reason and omnipotence of thought, the dissymmetry and interplay between knowing and willing and his doubts about philosophy's power to define the perimeter of their theological philosophical debate.
Intricately patterned drawings in black or blue ballpoint pen buzz with electricity, movement, and visual inventiveness, playing symmetry against dissymmetry while evoking influences as varied as Art Deco, Native American and pre-Columbian art, science fiction illustration, graffiti tags, and the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, with a hint of Aubrey Beardsley thrown in.
"Subsumption" is also a recasting of "assimilation" in that it presumes a dissymmetry of social class, but recasts the scenario on the model of human learning, apprehension, and learning.
Wallhead discusses Byatt's treatment of Jael in the light of the critical assessment of the story by Mieke Bal--in Murderand Difference and Death and Dissymmetry (1988)--and in comparison with earlier rewritings of the episode.
On the other hand, defensive realists should predict a much more moderate posture, as the dissymmetry of power will render the security dilemma less--or simply not--salient for a great power facing a lesser state.
'Goal': A Case of Linguistic Dissymmetry. In: Concepts of Case, ed.
The dissymmetry latent in analogies overwhelms the understanding and ever-and-again reduces the self to silence.