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symmetrical

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

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

Variants of SYMMETRICAL

sym·met·ri·cal or sym·met·ric \-trik\
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Examples of SYMMETRICAL

  1. The human body is symmetrical.

First Known Use of SYMMETRICAL

1653

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

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

symmetrical

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

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

symmetrical

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

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

Variants of SYMMETRICAL

sym·met·ri·cal or sym·met·ric \-trik\

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