# symmetrical

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## sym·met·ri·cal

(sĭ-mĕt′rĭ-kəl) also sym·met·ric (-rĭk)
Of or exhibiting symmetry.

## symmetrical

(sɪˈmɛtrɪkəl)
1. possessing or displaying symmetry. Compare asymmetric
2. (Mathematics) maths
a. (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 plane: the points (x, y) and (–x, –y) are symmetrical about the origin.
b. (of a configuration) having pairs of points that are symmetrical about a given point, line, or plane: a circle is symmetrical about a diameter.
c. (of an equation or function of two or more variables) remaining unchanged in form after an interchange of two variables: x + y = z is a symmetrical equation.
3. (Chemistry) chem (of a compound) having a molecular structure in which substituents are symmetrical about the molecule
4. (Botany) botany another word for isomerous
5. (Medicine) Also: symmetric (of a disease, infection, etc) affecting both sides of the body or corresponding parts, such as both legs
symˈmetricalness n
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## also sym•met′ric,

1. characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.
2.
a. noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining them is bisected by an axis.
b. noting a set consisting of pairs of points with this relation to the same axis.
c. noting an equation whose terms can be interchanged without altering its validity.
d. noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same center.
3. having a chemical structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of the component parts.
[1745–55]
sym•met′ri•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Adj. 1 symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding partssymmetricparallel - being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"regular - in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle; "his regular calls on his customers"; "regular meals"; "regular duties"asymmetric, asymmetrical - characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components 2 symmetrical - exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entitiesbalanced - being in a state of proper equilibrium; "the carefully balanced seesaw"; "a properly balanced symphony orchestra"; "a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history"; "a balanced blend of whiskeys"; "the educated man shows a balanced development of all his powers"
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## symmetrical

adjective the neat rows of perfectly symmetrical windows
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## symmetrical

1. Characterized by or displaying symmetry, especially correspondence in scale or measure:
2. Having components pleasingly combined:
Translations
مُتَمَاثِلمُتَناسِق، مُتَماثِل
symetrickýsouměrný
symmetrisk
symmetrinen
szimmetrikus
samhverfur

대칭적인
symetrický
someren
symmetrisk
ซึ่งมีสัดส่วนสมดุลกัน
simetrikbakışık
đối xứng

## symmetrical

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## symmetrical

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## symmetrical

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## symmetrical

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## symmetry

(ˈsimitri) noun
the state in which two parts, on either side of a dividing line, are equal in size, shape and position.
having symmetry. The two sides of a person's face are never completely symmetrical.
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## symmetrical

symetrický symmetrisk symmetrinen simetričan 左右対称の 대칭적인 symmetrisk ซึ่งมีสัดส่วนสมดุลกัน đối xứng
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## symmetrical

a. simétrico-a.
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## symmetrical

References in classic literature ?
When I had no more ticks to make, I folded all my bills up uniformly, docketed each on the back, and tied the whole into a symmetrical bundle.
"You boil it in sawdust: you salt it in glue: You condense it with locusts and tape: Still keeping one principal object in view-- To preserve its symmetrical shape."
The minutes of the previous meetings were now read by one whom I at once recognized as my brother, a perfectly Symmetrical Square, and the Chief Clerk of the High Council.
She was as destitute of clothes as the green Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.
Again Pierre fell into the naively symmetrical pose of an Egyptian statue, evidently distressed that his stout and clumsy body took up so much room and doing his utmost to look as small as possible.
Browning's most perfect piece of work, for pregnancy of intellect, combined with faultless expression in a perfectly novel yet symmetrical outline: and he is very likely right.
When this had been accomplished he stuffed the Scarecrow into symmetrical shape and smoothed out his face so that he wore his usual gay and charming expression.
She was similar in most respects to the men though her stature was smaller and her figure more symmetrical. Her face was more repulsive than that of the men, possibly because of the fact that she was a woman, which rather accentuated the idiosyncrasies of eyes, pendulous lip, pointed tusks and stiff, low-growing hair.
Most of the latter are beautifully symmetrical; they owe their origin to eruptions of volcanic mud without any lava: it is a remarkable circumstance that every one of the twenty-eight tuff-craters which were examined, had their southern sides either much lower than the other sides, or quite broken down and removed.
The lines of her body were long, clean and symmetrical; it was a body which occasionally fell into splendid poses; there was no suggestion of the trim, stereotyped fashion-plate about it.
Drawing across her bow, he perceived that in accordance with the fanciful French taste, the upper part of her stem-piece was carved in the likeness of a huge drooping stalk, was painted green, and for thorns had copper spikes projecting from it here and there; the whole terminating in a symmetrical folded bulb of a bright red color.
All the roarers and lashers served to help him to magnify the dangers and horrors of the engagement that he might try to prove to himself that the thing with which men could charge him was in truth a symmetrical act.

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