Meaning of SYMMETRY in English


sym ‧ me ‧ try /ˈsɪmətri, ˈsɪmɪtri/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: symmetria , from Greek , from symmetros 'symmetrical' , from syn- ( ⇨ ↑ syn- ) + metron 'measure' ]

1 . the quality of being symmetrical OPP asymmetry

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 OPP asymmetry :

There was a certain symmetry to coming back to New York, where I started my artistic life all those years ago.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.