asymmetry


Definition of Asymmetry

  • An irregularity or imbalance in the spatial pattern or shape or arrangement of an object or figure is called Asymmetry. For example, when a figure is divided into two unequal halves, it is a case of asymmetry.

More about Asymmetry

  • The opposite of asymmetry is called symmetry.

Examples of Asymmetry

  • The above figure is an example of asymmetry, as the sides on either side of a line are not the same.

Solved Example on Asymmetry

Which of the figures are examples of asymmetry?

Choices:
A. Figure 1 and Figure 3
B. Figure 1 and Figure 2
C. Figure 2 and Figure 3
D. none of the above
Correct Answer: A
Solution:
Step 1: When a figure is divided into two unequal halves, it is a case of asymmetry.
Step 2: Figure 1 and Figure 3 cannot be divided into two congruent halves.

Step 3: So, Figure 1 and Figure 3 are examples of asymmetry.

Related Terms for Asymmetry

  • Line of Symmetry
  • Point of Symmetry
  • Symmetry