- 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.
Examples from the Web for symmetrically
On the outer surface often arise radial spines, symmetrically disposed either in dimensive planes or in diagonal planes.
A symmetrically developed manhood or womanhood involves physical culture.Colleges in America|John Marshall Barker
The rhythm of the voice in symmetrically arranged words is equally potent in its ability to give pleasure.Talks on the study of literature.|Arlo Bates
THE crowd was waiting against the wall, symmetrically enclosed between the balustrades.Madame Bovary|Gustave Flaubert
For that reason several outlets are symmetrically arranged below the fuel.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants|R. E. Mathot
British Dictionary definitions for symmetrically
- (of two points) capable of being joined by a line that is bisected by a given point or bisected perpendicularly by a given line or planethe points ( x, y ) and ( –x, –y ) are symmetrical about the origin
- (of a configuration) having pairs of points that are symmetrical about a given point, line, or planea circle is symmetrical about a diameter
- (of an equation or function of two or more variables) remaining unchanged in form after an interchange of two variablesx + y = z is a symmetrical equation