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symmetrynoun [U]

uk   us   /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, ​itsoblongshape being ​picked up in ​itselongatedwindows. specialized mathematics in ​mathematics, the ​quality of having two ​parts that ​matchexactly, 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°
symmetrical
adjective uk   us   /sɪˈmet.rɪ.kəl/ (also symmetric )
symmetrically
adverb uk   us   /sɪˈmet.rɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of symmetry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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symmetrynoun [U]

 us   /ˈsɪm·ɪ·tri/
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  us   /səˈme·trɪ·kəl/
geometry Many ​types of ​triangles are symmetrical.
(Definition of symmetry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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