The symmetry of a butterfly's wings.
- Similarity of form or arrangement on either side of a dividing line or plane.
- Correspondence of opposite parts in size, shape, position, etc.
An example of symmetry is a circle that is the same on both sides if you fold it along its diameter.
The symmetry of the play, which opens and ends with a speech by a female character.
Origin of symmetry
- Latin symmetria from Greek summetriā from summetros of like measure sun- syn- metron measure mē-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin symmetria, from Ancient Greek συμμετρία (symmetria), from σύμμετρος (summetros, “symmetrical"), from σύν (sun, “with") + μέτρον (metron, “measure").