English Dictionary

# Definition of “symmetrical”

## symmetrical (sɪˈmɛtrɪkəl )

### Definitions

1. possessing or displaying symmetry Compare asymmetric
2. (mathematics)
1. (of two points) capable of being joined by a line that is bisected by a given point or bisected perpendicularly by a given line or plane ⇒ the points (x, y) and (–x, –y) are symmetrical about the origin
2. (of a configuration) having pairs of points that are symmetrical about a given point, line, or plane ⇒ a circle is symmetrical about a diameter
3. (of an equation or function of two or more variables) remaining unchanged in form after an interchange of two variables ⇒ x + y = z is a symmetrical equation
3. (chemistry) (of a compound) having a molecular structure in which substituents are symmetrical about the molecule
4. (botany) another word for isomerous
5. Also: symmetric. (of a disease, infection, etc) affecting both sides of the body or corresponding parts, such as both legs

#### Derived Forms

symˈmetricalness noun

### Synonyms

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= balanced, regular, proportional, in proportion, well-proportioned,

## Translations for 'symmetrical'

• British English: symmetrical If something is symmetrical, it has two halves which are exactly the same, except that one half is the mirror image of the other....rows of perfectly symmetrical windows.sɪˈmɛtrɪkl ADJECTIVE
• Arabic: مُتَمَاثِل
• Brazilian Portuguese: simétrico simétrica
• Chinese: 对称的
• Croatian: simetričan simetrična
• Czech: symetrický
• Danish: symmetrisk
• Dutch: symmetrisch
• European Spanish: simétrico simétrica
• Finnish: symmetrinen
• French: symétrique
• German: symmetrisch
• Greek: συμμετρικός συμμετρική
• Italian: simmetrico simmetrica
• Japanese: 左右対称の
• Korean: 대칭적인
• Norwegian: symmetrisk
• Polish: symetryczny symetryczna
• Portuguese: simétrico simétrica
• Romanian: simetric simetric, simetrică, simetrici, simetrice
• Russian: симметричный симметричная
• Spanish: simétrico simétrica
• Swedish: symmetrisk symmetriskt
• Thai: ซึ่งมีสัดส่วนสมดุลกัน
• Turkish: simetrik
• Ukrainian: симетричний
• Vietnamese: đối xứng

## Example Sentences Including 'symmetrical'

Flaxton Hall, a starkly symmetrical hulk, was set on a hillside facing away from the village towards the distant port of Starmouth.
Ultimate Prizes
If the bubble is perfectly symmetrical , the rate at which this happens is the same all over its surface.
New Scientist (1998)
Meanwhile, a fine example of regular geometrical and symmetrical building is provided by Stonehenge.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Moss and ivy grew in symmetrical patterns along enormous, external oak rafters that appeared to be structurally without function.
Doubting Thomas
Not just any face, the County Court heard, but the most symmetrical face in the business.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2002)
Rivals Bridgestone -who supply Ferrari -have symmetrical grooves, which taper identically on both sides.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
THIS symmetrical cottage at Gilberton provides a rare opportunity to secure one of the original houses of the tightly held area.