# symmetrical

### or sym·met·ric

### adjective

- noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining the points is bisected by an axis: Points (1, 1) and (1, −1) are symmetrical with respect to the x-axis.
- noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same axis.
- noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining the points is bisected by a point or center: The points (1, 1) and (−1, −1) are symmetrical with respect to (0, 0).
- noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same center.

- noting a square matrix that is equal to its transpose.
- noting a dyad or dyadic that is equal to its conjugate.
- noting a relation in which one element in relation to a second implies the second in relation to the first.

- divisible into two similar parts by more than one plane passing through the center; actinomorphic.
- (of a flower) having the same number of parts in each whorl.

- having a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of the component parts.
- noting a benzene derivative in which three substitutions have occurred at alternate carbon atoms.

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## Related Words for symmetrical

balanced, commensurate, equal, proportional, regular, shapely, commensurable, well-formed## Examples from the Web for symmetrical

### Contemporary Examples of symmetrical

It takes Sharp four hours to get into character: “I take joy in the mathematical, symmetrical precision and perfectness of Bach.”

It has the swooping, symmetrical grace of a bird's wingspan.

This means closely examining photos for sought-after traits like height and a symmetrical face.

Yes, Israel has nukes, and that technology has made Israel safe from symmetrical attack.

All of them are beautiful and sexy by agreed standards (fit, slender yet shapely, big eyes, symmetrical features).

### Historical Examples of symmetrical

To one who could read palmistry, it meant all that Hetty was; and it was symmetrical and firm.

Hetty's Strange HistoryAnonymous

The structure of taxation should be harmonious and symmetrical.

He looked down at his symmetrical legs and went back to his desk.

Dr. SevierGeorge W. Cable

Fig. 39 shows incisions to make in removing a pelt for a symmetrical rug.

TaxidermyLeon Luther Pray

The symmetrical choir is in itself the true charm of St. Mammes.

The Cathedrals of Northern FranceFrancis Miltoun