The term "antisymmetric function" is sometimes used for odd function, although some meanings of antisymmetric are essentiality f(y, x) = −f(x, y). In operator notation the latter is called anticommutativity.
In linear algebra and theoretical physics, the adjective antisymmetric (or skew-symmetric) is used for matrices, tensors, and other objects that change sign if an appropriate operation (usually the exchange of two indices, which becomes the transposition of the matrix) is performed. See:
See also Symmetry in mathematics.
antisymmetric in Japanese: 反対称性