noun, plural sym·me·tries.
- a geometrical or other regularity that is possessed by a mathematical object and is characterized by the operations that leave the object invariant: A circle has rotational symmetry and reflection symmetry.
- a rotation or translation of a plane figure that leaves the figure unchanged although its position may be altered.
Examples from the Web for symmetry
But, he says, what ultimately makes a hat look good on a person is the symmetry of the crown of their head to their jaw line.
In a nice bit of symmetry, 56% of Democrats said that Bush should be impeached in July of 2007, according to a Rasmussen survey.
The symmetry of their experiences only made her more determined to continue her journey.Israel, Hamas, WhatsApp and Hacked Phones in the Gaza Psy-War|Itay Hod|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At that point, with a loss of symmetry in the power provided by the engines, the airplane banks sharply and dives, into the water.
“Symmetry, both front-to-back and side-to-side, helps us function every day and prevents injuries,” says Sakhrani.Why You Should Train Like an Athlete (Even If You Aren’t One)|DailyBurn|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here there is a plane of symmetry perpendicular to the hexad axis; there is also a centre of symmetry.
The choir of this church is remarkable for the symmetry of its proportions.Rouen, It's History and Monuments|Thodore Licquet
They have, as mathematicians express it, one or several planes of symmetry.Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot
He had such a good sense of symmetry that his piles were always extremely neat.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Five classes are included in this system, in all of which there are, besides other elements of symmetry, four triad axes.
British Dictionary definitions for symmetry
noun plural -tries
Word Origin for symmetry
Word Origin and History for symmetry
1560s, "relation of parts, proportion," from Latin symmetria, from Greek symmetria "agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement," from symmetros "having a common measure, even, proportionate," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + metron "meter" (see meter (n.2)). Meaning "harmonic arrangement of parts" first recorded 1590s. Symmetrophobia is from 1809, supposed to be evident in Egyptian temples and Japanese art.