# Definition of Asymmetry

The word asymmetry refers to the lack of symmetry in a certain space or that presents a certain thing .

Lack of symmetry in places or others that implies that there is no harmony or proportion in terms of size, position
Meanwhile, by symmetry the exact correspondence in size, shape and position of the parts that make up a whole is understood . " The asymmetry of this room creates a lot of problems for me when it comes to the distribution of the furniture ."
There are people who do not support asymmetry and so when they appreciate something that is lacking in alignment or proportion, they will try above all else to achieve it, and on the other hand there are people who are not interested in this issue at all and can live together perfectly with asymmetry.
One of the classic examples of symmetry that are mentioned to better understand the concept is that of the painting by the plastic artist Leonardo Da Vinci, The Vitruvian Man , in which a perfectly symmetrical human body is represented.

At the level of Biology
At the request of Biology , symmetry is that ideal correspondence in the body of an animal with respect to a center, an axis or a plane, while, according to this correspondence, the organs or equivalent parts will be distributed in a certain order. .
And, for its part, geometry indicates that symmetry is the exact correspondence in the arrangement of the points or parts of a body or figure in relation to a center, axis or plane.
Distinguishing different classes
This type of symmetry can be: axial (there is an axis that does not lead to any change in position in space with the turns around it), reflective (defined by the existence of a single plane) or spherical (it exists under any possible rotation ).
Then, the asymmetry will be the property that certain bodies, mathematical functions or other types of elements have, in which, when applying an effective transformation rule, they will present changes with respect to the original element.
The concept of symmetry is related to terms such as: irregularity, disproportion, inequality , anomaly, imbalance, deformity and, as we pointed out lines above, it is directly opposed to that of symmetry.
So, when we say that something is asymmetrical, or that it shows asymmetry, we want to show that the different parts that make up that whole do not have correspondence or harmony with each other in terms of their size, shape or position, that is, there is a clear difference in these aspects in all the component elements, a fact that will make the piece in question absolutely different from another and lacking proportions defined in equality .
Association with inequality
The concept can be applied in various contexts and situations in which it is clearly desired to express the evident and existing inequality, imbalance that exists between two or more things, people, situations.
For example, applied in the social field, we can use the concept that concerns us to name the lack of equality that exists in a given community in economic and judicial matters, among others.
When a country does not have an equitable distribution of wealth, it will have a direct impact on opportunities and on the gap between the different classes that comprise it.
If the distribution is disproportionate, that is, there is no symmetry in it, there will be a marked difference between the people who have the most and those who have the least, usually generating that the latter cannot even cover their basic needs.
In another vein, with regard to the human body, it may happen that there are people who have an asymmetry in some part of their body, for example in their legs, and thus have one longer than the other, which obviously It will bring a problem and a dysfunction when walking, since that disproportionality for example will cause a limp to occur when moving.
This problem may be due to suffering from a disease , a congenital situation that triggered it, or an accident that injured one of the lower extremities and, for example, prevents the person from being able to move normally.

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