- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR symmetrical
Examples from the Web for unsymmetrical
When leaves are unsymmetrical, like the begonias, the pattern is unsymmetrical also.Colouration in Animals and Plants|Alfred Tylor
It is unsymmetrical, and a much larger number of its cells are found collected at one end than at the other.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
These consist of ladle-shaped vessels, and of bowls or basins with rectangular, oval, or unsymmetrical outlines.Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley|William H. Holmes
Nearly all are bottles with handles and lobed bodies, often unsymmetrical.Pottery of the ancient Pueblos. (1886 N 04 / 1882-1883 (pages 257-360))|William Henry Holmes
The basal rugosity or root is conical, thicker than the rest of the tooth, and unsymmetrical, being somewhat directed backward.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae|Frederick True
British Dictionary definitions for unsymmetrical
- (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