1680s; see asymmetry + -ical. Other designs which have supported as an adjective according to asymmetry are asymmetral (1620s), asymmetrous (1660s), and asymmetric (1875); just the last seems to have any currency. Relevant: Asymmetrically.
Out of percentage or unbalanced; are often described as unsymmetrical.
unusual in form or overview
- described as asymmetry in spatial arrangement or placement of components or components
- Not symmetrical; wanting percentage; esp., perhaps not bilaterally symmetrical.
- (a.) Maybe not symmetrical; wanting proportion; esp., not bilaterally shaped.
The hinder abdominal segments in the male show a curious asymmetrical arrangement, the sixth segment bearing on its upper side a small stalked plate (strigil) of unknown function, furnished with rows of teeth.