Definition of Symmetry

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




2. Noun. Balance among the parts of something.
Exact synonyms: Proportion
Generic synonyms: Balance, Counterbalance, Equilibrium, Equipoise
Antonyms: Disproportion
Derivative terms: Proportion, Symmetric, Symmetrise, Symmetrize

3. Noun. (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions.
Exact synonyms: Isotropy
Generic synonyms: Property
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Antonyms: Anisotropy
Derivative terms: Isotropic, Isotropous

Definition of Symmetry

1. n. 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.

Definition of Symmetry

1. Noun. Exact correspondence on either side of a dividing line, plane, center or axis. ¹

2. Noun. The satisfying arrangement of a balanced distribution of the elements of a whole. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Symmetry

1. an exact correspondence between the opposite halves of a figure [n -TRIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Symmetry

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Literary usage of Symmetry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Study of the conditions has brought the conclusion that there are 32 natural groups among crystals based upon their symmetry. As to planes of symmetry in ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Study of the conditions has brought the conclusion that there are 32 natural groups among crystals based upon their symmetry. As to planes of symmetry in ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The Law of symmetry.— Different crystals of the same substance often show ... Crystals may be regarded as possessing grades of symmetry in the sense of ..."

4. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"symmetry of the Systems. — In the paragraphs immediately following, a synopsis is given of the symmetry of the normal class of each of the different systems ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"We have an Idea of symmetry; and an axiom involved in this Idea is that in a ... John and Jeremiah sat in symmetry on opposite sides of the fireplace; ..."

6. Mathematical Crystallography and the Theory of Groups of Movements by Harold Hilton (1903)
"L* is also a symmetry-operation; where p, q, r, ... , z are any positive or negative integers. A particular case of this is the following theorem : If A is ..."

7. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"The existence of these symmetry relations reduces the analysis to a comparatively simple problem. Organisms show two forms of symmetry, radial symmetry, ..."

8. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"CHAPTER II THE symmetry RELATIONS OF THE ANIMAL BODY AS THE STARTING POINT FOR THE THEORY OF ANIMAL CONDUCT THE starting point for a scientific and ..."

9. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Study of the conditions has brought the conclusion that there are 32 natural groups among crystals based upon their symmetry. As to planes of symmetry in ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Study of the conditions has brought the conclusion that there are 32 natural groups among crystals based upon their symmetry. As to planes of symmetry in ..."

11. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The Law of symmetry.— Different crystals of the same substance often show ... Crystals may be regarded as possessing grades of symmetry in the sense of ..."

12. A Text-book of Mineralogy: With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and by Edward Salisbury Dana, William Ebenezer Ford (1922)
"symmetry of the Systems. — In the paragraphs immediately following, a synopsis is given of the symmetry of the normal class of each of the different systems ..."

13. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"We have an Idea of symmetry; and an axiom involved in this Idea is that in a ... John and Jeremiah sat in symmetry on opposite sides of the fireplace; ..."

14. Mathematical Crystallography and the Theory of Groups of Movements by Harold Hilton (1903)
"L* is also a symmetry-operation; where p, q, r, ... , z are any positive or negative integers. A particular case of this is the following theorem : If A is ..."

15. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"The existence of these symmetry relations reduces the analysis to a comparatively simple problem. Organisms show two forms of symmetry, radial symmetry, ..."

16. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"CHAPTER II THE symmetry RELATIONS OF THE ANIMAL BODY AS THE STARTING POINT FOR THE THEORY OF ANIMAL CONDUCT THE starting point for a scientific and ..."

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