anti symmetric

antisymmetric

[an-tee-si-me-trik, an-tahy-]
adjective Mathematics.
noting a relation in which one element's dependence on a second implies that the second element is not dependent on the first, as the relation “greater than.”
Also, antisymmetrical.


Origin:
1920–25; anti- + symmetric

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antisymmetric (ˌæntɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk)
 
adj
1.  logic See nonsymmetric (of a relation) never holding between a pair of arguments x and y when it holds between y and x except when x = y, as "…is no younger than…"
2.  maths asymmetric Compare symmetric symmetric except for a change of sign

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