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 for asymmetry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Asymmetry \A*sym"me*try\, n. [Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? symmetry.]
     1. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a
        thing, esp. lack of bilateral symmetry.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Math.) Incommensurability. [Obs.] --Barrow.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (mathematics) a lack of symmetry [syn: asymmetry,
           dissymmetry, imbalance] [ant: balance,
           correspondence, symmetricalness, symmetry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "asymmetry":
     ambiguity, ambivalence, anamorphism, anamorphosis, antinomy,
     buckle, contortion, contrariety, crookedness, detorsion, deviation,
     difference, disequilibrium, disparity, disproportion,
     disproportionateness, distortion, equivocality, gnarl, heresy,
     heterodoxy, heterogeneity, imbalance, inadequacy, incoherence,
     incommensurability, incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency,
     inconsonance, inequality, inequity, injustice, insufficiency,
     irreconcilability, irregularity, knot, lopsidedness,
     nonconformability, nonconformity, nonuniformity, odds, overbalance,
     oxymoron, paradox, quirk, screw, self-contradiction, shortcoming,
     torsion, tortuosity, turn, twist, unbalance, unconformability,
     unconformity, unevenness, unfair discrimination, unorthodoxy,
     unsymmetry, warp, wrench, wrest, wring

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