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.
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Origin of symmetry
synonym study for symmetry
OTHER WORDS FROM symmetryan·ti·sym·me·try, adjective, nounnon·sym·me·try, noun, plural non·sym·me·tries.
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Called the double pentagon, it is made by attaching two pentagons along a single edge and then gluing together parallel sides to create a two-holed doughnut with a rich collection of symmetries.Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron|Erica Klarreich|August 31, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The four collaborators took advantage of these kinds of search efficiencies in a new way — in particular, they automated considerations about symmetries, where previous work had relied on mathematicians working practically by hand to deal with them.
In order to have structure in the universe, in order for us to exist, you also need to have this beautiful symmetry — that there’s no special observer.
Physicists then revealed the symmetries of elementary particles hidden within the elements’ atoms.
The complicated objects are often collections of mathematical objects — like numbers or symmetries — that stand in a particular structured relationship with each other.The ‘Useless’ Perspective That Transformed Mathematics|Kevin Hartnett|June 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
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.
Somehow, finding a Jew to blame makes up sort of deep symmetry that allows people to comfort themselves that they have an answer.Ron Rosenbaum on Hitler, Hollywood, and Quantifying Evil|William O’Connor|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
And he might very well have felt the power of such poetic symmetry.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed|Michael Daly|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If now we turn to the higher aspects of form, such as symmetry and proportion, we encounter a difficulty.Children's Ways|James Sully
Among the ladies of "gentle blood," however, there is more of the asserted aristocratic symmetry and beauty than among the men.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The cubicula were also defaced, their symmetry injured, and their construction endangered by similar imprudent excavations.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
He had such a good sense of symmetry that his piles were always extremely neat.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
We perceive art in the arrangement of sentences, in the rhythm, in the symmetry of construction.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord