symmetrical

  • 1Symmetrical — Sym*met ric*al, a. [Cf. F. sym[ e]trique. See {Symmetry}.] 1. Involving or exhibiting symmetry; proportional in parts; having its parts in due proportion as to dimensions; as, a symmetrical body or building. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Having the… …

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  • 2symmetrical — index coequal, coextensive, equal, regular (orderly) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3symmetrical — 1570s (implied in symmetrically), from SYMMETRY (Cf. symmetry) + ICAL (Cf. ical) …

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  • 4symmetrical — [adj] well proportioned balanced, commensurable, commensurate, equal, in proportion, proportional, regular, shapely, well formed; concepts 480,485,579 Ant. asymmetrical, different, disproportioned, irregular, uneven, unsymmetrical …

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  • 5symmetrical — tread is the most common tread design. Both halves of the tread face are the same design. It does not matter which side faces out. See asymmetrical Tread directional tire …

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  • 6symmetrical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry. DERIVATIVES symmetric adjective symmetrically adverb …

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  • 7symmetrical — [si me′tri kəl] adj. [ SYMMETR(Y) + ICAL] having or showing symmetry; specif., a) Bot. that can be divided into similar halves by a plane passing through the center; also, having the same number of parts in each whorl of leaves: said of a flower… …

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  • 8symmetrical — or symmetric adjective Date: 1653 1. having, involving, or exhibiting symmetry 2. having corresponding points whose connecting lines are bisected by a given point or perpendicularly bisected by a given line or plane < symmetrical curves > 3.&#8230; …

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  • 9symmetrical — symmetrically, adv. symmetricalness, n. /si me tri keuhl/, adj. 1. characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; well proportioned, as a body or whole; regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts. 2. Geom. a. noting two points in a plane&#8230; …

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  • 10symmetrical — (also symmetric) adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look ▪ become ADVERB ▪ highly ▪ highly s …

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  • 11symmetrical — adj. symmetrical to, with * * * [sɪ metrɪk(ə)l] with symmetrical to …

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  • 12symmetrical — sym|met|ri|cal [sıˈmetrıkəl] adj also sym|met|ric [sıˈmetrık] an object or design that is symmetrical has two halves that are exactly the same shape and size ≠ ↑asymmetrical ▪ The pattern was perfectly symmetrical. &GT;symmetrically [ kli] adv …

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  • 13symmetrical — sym|met|ri|cal [ sı metrıkl ] adjective a symmetrical shape or object has two halves that are exactly the same: The front of the church is completely symmetrical. ╾ sym|met|ri|cal|ly [ sı metrıkli ] adverb: The petals are arranged symmetrically …

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  • 14symmetrical — [[t]sɪme̱trɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ If something is symmetrical, it has two halves which are exactly the same, except that one half is the mirror image of the other. ...the neat rows of perfectly symmetrical windows. Derived words: symmetrically&#8230; …

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  • 15symmetrical — also sym.met.ric adjective a thing or design that is symmetrical has two halves that are exactly the same shape and size: The leaves of most trees are symmetrical. opposite asymmetrical symmetrically / kli/ adverb …

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  • 16symmetrical — UK [sɪˈmetrɪk(ə)l] / US adjective a symmetrical shape or object has two halves that are exactly the same The front of the church is completely symmetrical. Derived word: symmetrically UK [sɪˈmetrɪklɪ] / US adverb The petals are arranged&#8230; …

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  • 17symmetrical — adjective 1. exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑harmonious, ↑proportionate • Similar to: ↑balanced • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 18symmetrical — sym·met·ri·cal sə me tri kəl or sym·met·ric trik adj having, involving, or exhibiting symmetry: as a) affecting corresponding parts simultaneously and similarly &LT;a symmetrical rash&GT; b) exhibiting symmetry in a structural formula esp being a …

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  • 19symmetrical — adjective the two doves on the flag are symmetrical Syn: evenly shaped, aligned, equal; mirror image; regular, uniform, consistent; balanced, proportional, even …

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  • 20symmetrical — [sɪˈmetrɪk(ə)l] adj a symmetrical shape or object has two halves that are exactly the same symmetrically [sɪˈmetrɪkli] adv …

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