Meaning of SYMMETRY in English

SYMMETRY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

perfect

The specimen is preserved in its original calcite; its lack of distortion may be seen from its perfect five-fold symmetry .

Her rib cage has perfect symmetry .

Their complete accord with singer and songs makes for the most perfect symmetry .

If an observer's eye is on the plane of reflection, perfect symmetry can be obtained.

■ VERB

give

However, it is given greater symmetry and therefore becomes a fairer competition for the contestants.

Reference to the column of the character table showing the Cartesian axis directions then gives the symmetry species directly.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

We were impressed by the symmetry and the elegance of the city.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And symmetry was at stake too, since Bush will be at the Gothenburg summit next month.

It was a well-proportioned house, Lissa decided, the lines drawn with an unfailing eye for symmetry and beauty.

The tentacles are arranged in a circlet about the mouth, and the coelenterates are typified by such radial symmetry .

There is a symmetry about this, about their relationship with the clock of the century, that calls for celebration.

They can be analyzed using local symmetry .

This idea is attractive because it would mean a nice symmetry between the expanding and contracting phases.

What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry ?

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