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symmetry

noun [U]  /ˈsɪm·ɪ·tri/ us  
geometry the quality of having parts on either side or half that match each other, esp. in an attractive way, or are the same size or shape
symmetrical
adjective  /səˈme·trɪ·kəl/ us  
geometry Many types of triangles are symmetrical.
Translations of “symmetry”
in Spanish simetría…
in French symétrie…
in German die Symmetrie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對稱(性), 勻稱, (數學中的)對稱(性)…
in Russian симметрия…
in Turkish bakışım, simetri…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对称(性), 匀称, (数学中的)对称(性)…
in Polish symetria…
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