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symmetrical

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adjective sym·met·ri·cal \sə-ˈme-tri-kəl\

Simple Definition of symmetrical

  • : having sides or halves that are the same : having or showing symmetry

Full Definition of symmetrical

  1. 1 :  having, involving, or exhibiting symmetry

  2. 2 :  having corresponding points whose connecting lines are bisected by a given point or perpendicularly bisected by a given line or plane <symmetrical curves>

  3. 3 symmetric :  being such that the terms or variables may be interchanged without altering the value, character, or truth <symmetric equations> <R is a symmetric relation if aRb implies bRa>

  4. 4a :  capable of division by a longitudinal plane into similar halves <symmetrical plant parts>b :  having the same number of members in each whorl of floral leaves <symmetrical flowers>

  5. 5 :  affecting corresponding parts simultaneously and similarly <symmetrical rash>

  6. 6 :  exhibiting symmetry in a structural formula; especially :  being a derivative with groups substituted symmetrically in the molecule

sym·met·ri·cal·ly play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
sym·met·ri·cal·ness play \-kəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of symmetrical

  1. The human body is symmetrical.



1653

First Known Use of symmetrical

1653

Variants of symmetrical

or sym·met·ric play \-trik\

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symmetrical

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adjective sym·met·ri·cal \sə-ˈme-tri-kəl\

Medical Definition of symmetrical

  1. :  having, involving, or exhibiting symmetry: asa:  affecting corresponding parts simultaneously and similarly <a symmetrical rash>b:  exhibiting symmetry in a structural formula; especially :  being a derivative with groups substituted symmetrically in the molecule

  2. sym·met·ri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of symmetrical

or sym·met·ric \-trik\play

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