English definition of “symmetry”
symmetry
noun [U]
/ˈsɪm.ə.tri/
› the
quality
of having
parts
that
match
each other,
especially
in a way that is
attractive
, or
similarity
of
shape
or
contents
: The
design
of the
house
had a
pleasing
symmetry,
its
oblong
shape
being
picked
up in
its
elongated
windows
. → Compare asymmetry (asymmetric)Balance and imbalance › specialized mathematics in
mathematics
, the
quality
of having two
parts
that
match
exactly
, either when one
half
is like an
image
of the other
half
in a
mirror
, or when one
part
can take the
place
of another if it is
turned
90° or
180
°Parts of geometrical shapes symmetrical
/sɪˈmet.rɪ.kəl/ adjective (also symmetric) symmetrically
/sɪˈmet.rɪ.kəl.i/ adverb Balance and imbalance
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