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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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.
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.