Meaning of symmetrical in English:


Pronunciation /sɪˈmɛtrɪk(ə)l/

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  • Made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry.

    ‘the shape of a hill, smooth and symmetrical’
    • ‘The pressure hulls are arranged parallel to each other and symmetrical to a centerplane.’
    • ‘Note that each shell valve is symmetrical about the midline, but the two shell valves are often unequal in size.’
    • ‘In a perfectly symmetrical face, all midpoints will fall on the vertical midline.’
    • ‘A bony ridge may form over the fused suture and the ears may not be symmetrical (not at equal heights on each side).’
    • ‘Moreover, a curve of constant width need not be symmetrical or even consist of circular arcs.’
    • ‘The hair was parted with geometrical accuracy as though drawn with compasses, and fell in two symmetrical, wavy lines.’
    • ‘I positioned things close to the symmetrical axes and sight lines but always a bit off.’
    • ‘Ever wondered why the apples and tomatoes in your supermarket are so symmetrical, so uniform in colour and texture?’
    • ‘Even today its streets run in symmetrical lines and neat intersections.’
    • ‘A molecule is said to be symmetrical if it can be divided into equal mirror image parts by a line or a plane.’
    • ‘The first cleavage usually passes through the midline, dividing the egg into two initially symmetrical halves.’
    • ‘The sum of a figure and its centrally symmetrical image has central symmetry.’
    • ‘Lemmer's geometric, symmetrical sculptures are clearly variations on a theme.’
    • ‘Judges described it as symmetrical with plenty of substance in the flower.’
    • ‘Well, humans do like symmetry and pattern, and math tends to make symmetrical, patterned images.’
    • ‘Males compete in the bodybuilding competition with judges looking for symmetrical muscularity.’
    • ‘The US researchers also found that women were more likely to be tempted into infidelity by men with symmetrical features.’
    • ‘Her lipstick is done so well, you'd think they'd want her face to be symmetrical.’
    • ‘Everything is the same; it's perfectly symmetrical in every direction.’
    • ‘Trees, shrubs and long grass with a symmetrical spiderweb of cobblestone paths wending through them.’
    regular, uniform, consistent
    well balanced, balanced, well proportioned, proportional, in proportion, regular, even, harmonious
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