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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sym·me·try /ˈsɪmətri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sym·me·try /ˈsɪmətrɪ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sym·me·try n.
 1. A due proportion of the several parts of a body to each other; adaptation of the form or dimensions of the several parts of a thing to each other; the union and conformity of the members of a work to the whole.
 2. Biol. The law of likeness; similarity of structure; regularity in form and arrangement; orderly and similar distribution of parts, such that an animal may be divided into parts which are structurally symmetrical.
 Note:Bilateral symmetry, or two-sidedness, in vertebrates, etc., is that in which the body can be divided into symmetrical halves by a vertical plane passing through the middle; radial symmetry, as in echinoderms, is that in which the individual parts are arranged symmetrically around a central axis; serial symmetry, or zonal symmetry, as in earthworms, is that in which the segments or metameres of the body are disposed in a zonal manner one after the other in a longitudinal axis. This last is sometimes called metamerism.
 3. Bot. (a) Equality in the number of parts of the successive circles in a flower. (b) Likeness in the form and size of floral organs of the same kind; regularity.
 Axis of symmetry. Geom. See under Axis.
 Respective symmetry, that disposition of parts in which only the opposite sides are equal to each other.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact
           correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing
           line or plane [syn: symmetricalness, correspondence,
            balance] [ant: asymmetry]
      2: balance among the parts of something [syn: proportion]
         [ant: disproportion]
      3: (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same
         value when measured in different directions [syn: isotropy]
         [ant: anisotropy]