Definitions for symmetryˈsɪm ɪ trisym·me·t·ry

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, balancenoun

(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

2. symmetry, proportionnoun

balance among the parts of something

3. isotropy, symmetrynoun

(physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions

WiktionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. symmetrynoun

Exact correspondence on either side of a dividing line, plane, center or axis.

2. symmetrynoun

The satisfying arrangement of a balanced distribution of the elements of a whole.

3. Etymology: From symmetria, from συμμετρία, from σύμμετρος, from σύν + μέτρον.

Samuel Johnson's DictionaryRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. SYMMETRYnoun

Adaptation of parts to each other; proportion; harmony; agreement of one part to another.

Etymology: symmetrie, French; σὺν and μέτϱον.

She by whose lines proportion should be
Examin’d, measure of all symmetry;
Of harmony, he would at next have said
That harmony was she. John Donne.

And in the symmetry of her parts is found
A pow’r, like that of harmony in sound. Edmund Waller.

Symmetry, equality, and correspondence of parts, is the discernment of reason, not the object of sense. More.

Nor were they only animated by him, but their measure and symmetry were owing to him. Dryden.

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1. symmetry

Symmetry refers to the attribute of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or arranged around an axis. It represents balance and proportionality in shape, size, and position. This concept is prevalent in various fields such as geometry, art, biology, physics, and many more.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:3.0 / 1 vote

1. Symmetrynoun

a due proportion of the several parts of a body to each other; adaptation of the form or dimensions of the several parts of a thing to each other; the union and conformity of the members of a work to the whole

2. Symmetrynoun

the law of likeness; similarity of structure; regularity in form and arrangement; orderly and similar distribution of parts, such that an animal may be divided into parts which are structurally symmetrical

3. Symmetrynoun

equality in the number of parts of the successive circles in a flower

4. Symmetrynoun

likeness in the form and size of floral organs of the same kind; regularity

5. Etymology: [L. symmetria, Gr. ; sy`n with, together + a measure: cf. F. symtrie. See Syn-, and Meter rhythm.]

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1. Symmetry

Symmetry has two meanings. The first is a vague sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. The second is an exact mathematical "patterned self-similarity" that can be demonstrated with the rules of a formal system, such as geometry or physics. Although these two meanings of "symmetry" can sometimes be told apart, they are related, so they are here discussed together. Mathematical symmetry may be observed ⁕with respect to the passage of time; ⁕as a spatial relationship; ⁕through geometric transformations such as scaling, reflection, and rotation; ⁕through other kinds of functional transformations; and ⁕as an aspect of abstract objects, theoretic models, language, music and even knowledge itself. This article describes these notions of symmetry from four perspectives. The first is symmetry in geometry, which is the most familiar type of symmetry for many people. The second is the more general meaning of symmetry in mathematics as a whole. The third describes symmetry as it relates to science and technology. In this context, symmetries underlie some of the most profound results found in modern physics, including aspects of space and time. The fourth discusses symmetry in the humanities, covering its rich and varied use in history, architecture, art, and religion.

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1. Symmetry

sim′e-tri, n. the state of one part being of the same measure with or proportionate to another: due proportion: harmony or adaptation of parts to each other.—adj. Symm′etral, commensurable, symmetrical.—n. Symmet′rian, one who is careful about symmetry.—adjs. Symmet′ric, -al, having symmetry or due proportion in its parts: harmonious.—adv. Symmet′rically, with symmetry.—ns. Symmet′ricalness; Symmetri′cian, Symm′etrist, one careful about symmetry; Symmetrisā′tion.—v.t. Symm′etrise, to make symmetrical.—n. Symmetrophō′bia, fear or strong dislike of mechanical symmetry. [L. and Gr. symmetriasyn, together, metron, a measure.]

Editors ContributionRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. symmetry

Appropriate, perfect balance of formation, organization and structure.

The symmetry of the elements of the flower are amazing to see.

Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020

EntomologyRate this definition:0.0 / 0 votes

1. Symmetry

that regular arrangement of organs or parts which is capable of division into similar halves or similar radii.

Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of symmetry in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of symmetry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of symmetry in a Sentence

1. If you're a really good passer in football, you line up the axis of rotation with the axis of symmetry of the football, and it doesn't wobble.

2. Biology breaks this symmetry, this is the difference between chemistry and biology.

3. We expect all our friends, and anyone concerned with the facts and the truth, to look at these facts to see the truth and not to draw false symmetry between Israeli citizens and those who’d stab them and knife them to death.

4. One factor that could contribute to the increase is this desire for symmetry, another factor is probably the Angelina Jolie effect. She was diagnosed with the BRCA-1 cancer gene that mutation that causes breast cancer, and she had a double mastectomy, so that was covered widely in the media.

5. The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.

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Translations for symmetry

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• تناظر
• simetria
• symetrie, souměrnost
• Symmetrie
• συμμετρία
• simetrio
• simetría
• symétrie
• simetría
• szimmetria
• simetri
• simmetria
• symmetria
• симетрија
• symmetrie
• simetria
• simetrie
• симметрия
• simètrija
• simetrija
• సౌస్టవం
• ความสมดุล, ความสมมาตร
• simetri
• đối diện

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