 symmetrical

—symmetrically, adv. —symmetricalness, n./si me"tri keuhl/, adj.1. characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; wellproportioned, as a body or whole; regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.2. Geom.a. noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining the points is bisected by an axis: Points (1, 1) and (1, 1) are symmetrical with respect to the xaxis.b. noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same axis.c. noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining the points is bisected by a point or center: The points (1, 1) and (1, 1) are symmetrical with respect to (0, 0).d. noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same center.3. Often, symmetric. Math.a. noting a square matrix that is equal to its transpose.b. noting a dyad or dyadic that is equal to its conjugate.c. noting a relation in which one element in relation to a second implies the second in relation to the first.4. Bot.a. divisible into two similar parts by more than one plane passing through the center; actinomorphic.b. (of a flower) having the same number of parts in each whorl.5. Chem.a. having a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of the component parts.b. noting a benzene derivative in which three substitutions have occurred at alternate carbon atoms.6. affecting corresponding parts simultaneously, as certain diseases.Also, symmetric.[174555; SYMMETR(Y) + ICAL]Syn. 1. balanced, orderly, regular, congruent.
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