Symmetry is an attribute where something is the same on both sides of an axis.(noun)
An example of symmetry is a circle that is the same on both sides if you fold it along its diameter.
See symmetry in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. symmetries
Origin: < MFr or L: MFr symmetrie (now symétrie) < L symmetria < Gr < symmetros, measured together < syn-, together + metron, a measure
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noun pl. sym·me·tries
Origin: Latin symmetria
Origin: , from Greek summetriā
Origin: , from summetros, of like measure
Origin: : sun-, syn-
Origin: + metron, measure; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
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See also form.
the quality or condition of lacking symmetry. — asymmetrical, asymmetric, adj.
Botany. the condition of having two planes of symmetry at right angles to one another. —bisymmetric, bisymmetrical, adj.
1. the state exhibited by a crystal, having three unequal axes with one oblique intersection; the state of being monoclinic. See also biology.
2. Biology. the state of being zygomorphic, or bilaterally symmetric, or divisible into symmetrical halves by one plane only. See also zygomorphism. See also PHYSICS. —monosymmetric, monosymmetrical, adj.
a mania for symmetry.
an abnormal fear or dislike of symmetry.
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