V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the property of having parts that are the same, especially when on opposite sides of a dividing line

Synonyms: proportion, balance, uniformity, evenness, similarity, equality

Antonyms: imbalance, inequality, difference

Tips: Symmetry is derived from the Greek symmetria, which means "agreement in measure." Symmetry is an agreement in measure--it is sameness of parts. The adjective symmetrical refers to anything that is balanced or uniform, while asymmetrical is the opposite.

Usage Examples:

Most living things have a natural line of symmetry. (balance, evenness, proportion)

Her facial symmetry was almost perfect. (evenness, proportion)

The students all made symmetrical pictures of butterflies. (balanced, well-proportioned) adjective

I find that arranging my office furniture in a symmetrical way makes me feel more organized than when things are unbalanced. (balanced, proportioned) adjective

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