symmetry

  • 1 symmetry — symmetry, proportion, balance, harmony are comparable chiefly as used in the arts of design and decoration to mean a quality which gives aesthetic pleasure and which depends upon the proper relating of details and parts to each other (as in… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Symmetry — Sym me*try, n. [L. symmetria, Gr. ?; sy n with, together + ? a measure: cf. F. sym[ e]trie. See {Syn }, and {Meter} rhythm.] 1. A due proportion of the several parts of a body to each other; adaptation of the form or dimensions of the several… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 symmetry — [sim′ə trē] n. pl. symmetries [< MFr or L: MFr symmetrie (now symétrie) < L symmetria < Gr < symmetros, measured together < syn , together + metron, a MEASURE] 1. similarity of form or arrangement on either side of a dividing line… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 symmetry — index analogy, arrangement (ordering), balance (equality), constant, correspondence (similarity) …

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  • 5 symmetry — 1560s, relation of parts, proportion, from L. symmetria, from Gk. symmetria agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement, from symmetros having a common measure, even, proportionate, from syn together + metron meter (see METER (Cf. meter) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 symmetry — [n] proportion agreement, arrangement, balance, centrality, conformity, correspondence, equality, equilibrium, equipoise, equivalence, evenness, finish, form, harmony, order, proportionality, regularity, rhythm, shapeliness, similarity; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 symmetry — ► NOUN (pl. symmetries) 1) the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis. 2) correct or pleasing proportion of parts. 3) similarity or exact correspondence. ORIGIN Latin symmetria, from Greek sun with + …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Symmetry — For other uses, see Symmetry (disambiguation) …

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  • 9 symmetry — /sim i tree/, n., pl. symmetries. 1. the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point; regularity of form or arrangement in terms of like, reciprocal, or corresponding parts. 2. the proper or …

    Universalium

  • 10 Symmetry — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Regularity of form. < N PARAG:Symmetry >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 symmetry symmetry shapeliness finish Sgm: N 1 beauty beauty &c. 845 Sgm: N 1 proportion proportion eurythmy uniformity parallelism …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 symmetry — [[t]sɪ̱mɪtri[/t]] symmetries 1) N VAR Something that has symmetry is symmetrical in shape, design, or structure. ...the incredible beauty and symmetry of a snowflake... I loved the house because it had perfect symmetry... Their own lives already… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 symmetry — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ perfect, pleasing (esp. BrE) ▪ bilateral, rotational VERB + SYMMETRY ▪ have, possess ▪ …

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  • 13 symmetry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Regularity of form Nouns symmetry, proportion, balance, parallelism; uniformity, correspondence, congruity, regularity, regular arrangement; order, harmony, eurythmy; shapeliness, form, beauty,… …

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  • 14 symmetry — sym|me|try [ˈsımıtri] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: symmetria, from Greek, from symmetros symmetrical , from syn ( SYN ) + metron measure ] 1.) the quality of being symmetrical symmetry of ▪ the symmetry of the design 2.) the quality… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 symmetry — sym•me•try [[t]ˈsɪm ɪ tri[/t]] n. pl. tries 1) bio the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point; regularity of form or arrangement in terms of like, reciprocal, or corresponding parts 2)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 symmetry — noun (plural tries) Etymology: Latin symmetria, from Greek, from symmetros symmetrical, from syn + metron measure more at measure Date: 1563 1. balanced proportions; also beauty of form arising from balanced proportions 2. the property of being… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 symmetry — n. [Gr. symmetria, due proportion] The mode of body organization; symmetical a; see bilateral symmetry, radial symmetry …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 18 symmetry — Equality or correspondence in form of parts distributed around a center or an axis, at the extremities or poles, or on the opposite sides of any body. [G. symmetria, fr. sym + metron, measure] inverse s. correspondence of the right or left side… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 symmetry — sym|me|try [ sımətri ] noun singular or uncount * 1. ) the fact that something has two halves that are exactly the same: the perfect symmetry of the designs 2. ) the quality of being similar or of balancing each other: There s a certain symmetry… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 symmetry */ — UK [ˈsɪmətrɪ] / US noun [singular/uncountable] 1) the fact that something has two halves that are exactly the same the perfect symmetry of the designs 2) the quality of being similar or of balancing each other There s a certain symmetry in the… …

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