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symmetry

sym·me·try

symmetry

 
 
pronunciation:
sI m tri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: symmetries
definition 1: a state in which parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point display the same size, form, or arrangement.
 
similar words:
conformation
definition 2: a pleasing or appropriate relationship of the size and form of parts to the whole; beautiful proportion.
similar words:
proportion, unity
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sym- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix sym- occurs in Greek loanwords and hence attaches to Greek bases. It is an assimilated form of syn- used before roots beginning with b, p, and m, such as "bio, bi, -be", "path, patho, -pathic, -pathy", and "metr, -meter, -metry". See syn- and its other assimilated forms syl- and sys-.