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    Symmetry

    Definitions

    1 | noun | (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
2 | noun | balance among the parts of something
3 | noun | (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions

    Pronunciation

    s'imuhtree (IPA: sˈɪmətri)

    Hyphenation

    sym-me-try (8 letters | 3 syllables)

    First known use in English

    1563 (Elizabethan era | European Renaissance) (461 years ago)

    Word origins

    Latin | Modern Greek

    Word frequency history

    Word frequency history

    Inflected form

    symmetries

    Synonyms

    balance | correspondence | symmetricalness | proportion | isotropy (total: 5)

    Antonym

    asymmetry

    Narrower terms

    ambigram | bilateralism | bilaterality | bilateral symmetry | geometrical regularity | radial symmetry | regularity | supersymmetry (total: 8)

    Broader terms

    spatiality | spatial property | balance | counterbalance | equilibrium | equipoise | property (total: 7)

    Rhymes

    asymmetry | dissymmetry
(based on typical American pronunciation)

    Lexically close words

    asymmetry

    Anagrams

    (none among common words)

    Phrases

    mirror symmetry | space-reflection symmetry

    Translations

    Spanish: | simetría (shape)
French: | symétrie (shape)
Portuguese: | simetria (shape)
German: | Symmetrie (shape)
Japanese: | 均整 (common noun) | 均斉 (common noun) | 対称 (common noun) | 相称 (common noun) | 左右相称 (common noun)

    Other notable uses

    symmetry.com | symmetry.net | symmetry.org | symmetry.info | symmetry.biz (total: 5)

    Crossword puzzle clue

    Crossword grid feature
(based on all New York Times crossword puzzles 1994 to 2009)

    Scrabble score

    18 (International English) | 18 (North American English)

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