English version

symmetry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Shapes, patterns, Maths
symmetrysym‧me‧try /ˈsɪmətri/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 REGULARthe quality of being symmetrical opp asymmetrysymmetry of the symmetry of the design2 the quality that a situation has when two events or actions seem to be balanced or equal in some way opp asymmetry 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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symmetryThere is a symmetry about this, about their relationship with the clock of the century, that calls for celebration.And symmetry was at stake too, since Bush will be at the Gothenburg summit next month.What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?It was a well-proportioned house, Lissa decided, the lines drawn with an unfailing eye for symmetry and beauty.They can be analyzed using local symmetry.This idea is attractive because it would mean a nice symmetry between the expanding and contracting phases.The tentacles are arranged in a circlet about the mouth, and the coelenterates are typified by such radial symmetry.We were impressed by the symmetry and the elegance of the city.
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