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Topic: MATHS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: symmetria, from Greek, from symmetros 'symmetrical', from syn- ( SYN-) + metron 'measure'

symmetry

noun
     
sym‧me‧try [uncountable]
1 the quality of being symmetrical
symmetry of
the symmetry of the design
2 the quality that a situation has when two events or actions seem to be balanced or equal in some way:
There was a certain symmetry to coming back to New York, where I started my artistic life all those years ago.
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