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anti- +‎ metric


  • Hyphenation: an‧ti‧me‧tric


antimetric ‎(not comparable)

  1. (electrical engineering) The converse of symmetric in electrical network theory, especially filter theory. A network where the input and output image impedances are the dual, or inverse, of each other as opposed to symmetric networks where they are equal.
    A Butterworth filter with an odd number of elements is symmetric while one with an even number of elements is antimetric.
  2. In mechanics, relating to a pair of forces, a pair of oscillations or other motion acting in the opposite direction to symmetric.
  3. (sound engineering, chiefly music) Going off the rhythm, especially during a transition from one time signature to another.
  4. Opposed to metrication.

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