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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 Mirror and the Mask" is geared toward precisely such a differential consumption of wealth, the expenditure of an unproductive or useless excess--useless or unproductive, that is to say, only from the point of view of an economy based on ideas such as equilibrium, calculation, and hoarding, which from a truly critical perspective appear to be mere alibis that hide the rule of unequality and dissymmetry.
It should also be pointed out that putting a shaft grounding brush on a motor that has an end-to-end shaft voltage from magnetic dissymmetry simply increases the likelihood of failure of the bearing at the end opposite the shaft brush.
This dissymmetry of the two hemispheres, on one side ocean and the other land, made the immense continental block of Pangea unstable due to the forces resulting from the rotational movement of the Earth.
Includes: Virginia Newes, "Symmetry and Dissymmetry in the Music of the Lay de Bonne Esperance (L18/13)"; Jacques Boogaart, "Speculum mortis: Form and Signification in Machaut's Motet He
He considers first examples of dissymmetry between metrical and syntactic structuring in which a small syntactic group spills from one line to the next (a form of enjambement) and of stychomythie (a series of short speeches constituting a line or series of verse lines in drama; 198-200).
In place of symmetry or adequation of theological knowledge, there is radical dissymmetry and "in-adequation" Whereas Habermas is against any relationships that are asymmetrical or nonreciprocal, both Adorno and Levinas think that attempts at symmetry always do the other an injustice.
Similarity, however, is soon reestablished when Vivian reflects about the recent dissymmetry as a matter of structural and temporal position.
It exposes her to numerous health problems such as abscesses, itching, discharge of milk, dissymmetry of the breasts, cysts, breast infections and severe fever.
The proletariat is not opposed to the bourgeoisie in a battle over who owns the means of production (the bourgeoisie is thus not a 'subject' in the same way as the proletariat; there is a fundamental dissymmetry between the two classes), but, as Badiou puts it we must reject 'a vision of politics as subjective duel .
However, the dissymmetry of the shape space will influence the element geometrical inflexibility (cf.
Such a dissymmetry can easily lead to a general feeling of unease, a disruption of collegiality--an age, so to speak, of anxiety.