Definition of symmetry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪmətri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmətri//
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  1. 1the exact match in size and shape between two halves, parts or sides of something the perfect symmetry of the garden design The trees break the symmetry of the painting.
  2. 2the quality of being very similar or equal the increasing symmetry between men’s and women’s jobs the symmetry between different forces
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting proportion): from French symétrie or Latin symmetria, from Greek, from sun- ‘with’ + metron ‘measure’.
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