### What does **symmetry** mean?

# Definitions for symmetry

ˈsɪm ɪ trisym·me·t·ry

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### Princeton's WordNet

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

symmetry, proportionnoun

balance among the parts of something

isotropy, symmetrynoun

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

### Wiktionary

symmetrynoun

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

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

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

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

### Webster Dictionary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

### Freebase

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

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.*symmetria*—*syn*, together,*metron*, a measure.]

### Editors Contribution

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

### Entomology

Symmetry

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of symmetry in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of symmetry in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Examples of symmetry in a Sentence

Let this be understood, then, at starting; that the patient conquest of difficulties which rise in the regular and legitimate channels of business and enterprise is not only essential in securing the success which you seek but it is essential to that preparation of your mind, requisite for the enjoyment of your successes, and for retaining them when gained. So, day by day, and week by week; so month after month, and year after year, work on, and in that process gain strength and

**symmetry**, and nerve and knowledge, that when success, patiently and bravely worked for, shall come, it may find you prepared to receive it and keep it,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.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.We thought, Wait a minute. It seemed like the universe violated CPT

**symmetry**, but actually we just werent looking at the whole picture.Biology breaks this

**symmetry**, this is the difference between chemistry and biology.

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- تناظرArabic
- simetriaCatalan, Valencian
- symetrie, souměrnostCzech
- SymmetrieGerman
- συμμετρίαGreek
- simetrioEsperanto
- simetríaSpanish
- symétrieFrench
- siméadrachtIrish
- simetríaGalician
- szimmetriaHungarian
- simetriIndonesian
- simmetriaItalian
- symmetriaLatin
- симетријаMacedonian
- symmetrieDutch
- simetriaPortuguese
- simetrieRomanian
- симметрияRussian
- simètrijaSerbo-Croatian
- simetrijaSlovene
- సౌస్టవంTelugu
- ความสมดุล, ความสมมาตรThai
- simetriTurkish
- đối diệnVietnamese

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