# symmetry

### 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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similarity, harmony, rhythm, equilibrium, correspondence, finish, equality, form, equivalence, agreement, order, regularity, evenness, arrangement, balance, conformity, equipoise, centrality, proportionality## Examples from the Web for symmetry

### Contemporary Examples of 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.

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.

### Historical Examples of symmetry

I do not think those top-gallant-sails have the symmetry of the canvas of a ship-of-war.

Homeward BoundJames Fenimore Cooper

Symmetry is the opposition of equal quantities to each other.

Modern Painters Volume II (of V)John Ruskin

Look at it generally, and it is all symmetry and arrangement.

Modern Painters Volume I (of V)John Ruskin

Lastly, Variety: Variety is never so conspicuous, as when it is united with symmetry.

Modern Painters Volume I (of V)John Ruskin

There are three criteria of goodness—beauty, symmetry, truth.

PhilebusPlato