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# symmetrical

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

## Full Definition of SYMMETRICAL

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:  having, involving, or exhibiting symmetry
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:  having corresponding points whose connecting lines are bisected by a given point or perpendicularly bisected by a given line or plane <symmetrical curves>
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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>
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a :  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>
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:  affecting corresponding parts simultaneously and similarly <symmetrical rash>
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:  exhibiting symmetry in a structural formula; especially :  being a derivative with groups substituted symmetrically in the molecule
sym·met·ri·cal·ness \-kəl-nəs\ noun

## Variants of SYMMETRICAL

sym·met·ri·cal or sym·met·ric \-trik\

## Examples of SYMMETRICAL

1. The human body is symmetrical.

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## Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb
SYMMETRICAL Defined for Kids

## Definition of SYMMETRICAL for Kids

:  having or showing symmetry <a symmetrical shape>

## Variants of SYMMETRICAL

sym·met·ri·cal or sym·met·ric \-rik\
Medical Dictionary

## Medical Definition of SYMMETRICAL

:  having, involving, or exhibiting symmetry: as a :  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

## Variants of SYMMETRICAL

sym·met·ri·cal or sym·met·ric \-trik\