# Symmetrically

**adjective**

1.

characterized by or exhibiting symmetry; well-proportioned, as a body or whole; regular in form or arrangement of corresponding parts.

2.

Geometry.

noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining the points is bisected by an axis:

Points (1, 1) and (1, −1) are symmetrical with respect to the x-axis.

noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same axis.

noting two points in a plane such that the line segment joining the points is bisected by a point or center:

The points (1, 1) and (−1, −1) are symmetrical with respect to (0, 0).

noting a set consisting of pairs of points having this relation with respect to the same center.

3.

Often, symmetric. Mathematics.

noting a square matrix that is equal to its transpose.

noting a dyad or dyadic that is equal to its conjugate.

noting a relation in which one element in relation to a second implies the second in relation to the first.

4.

Botany.

divisible into two similar parts by more than one plane passing through the center; actinomorphic.

(of a flower) having the same number of parts in each whorl.

5.

Chemistry.

having a structure that exhibits a regular repeated pattern of the component parts.

noting a benzene derivative in which three substitutions have occurred at alternate carbon atoms.

6.

affecting corresponding parts simultaneously, as certain diseases.

**adjective**

1.

possessing or displaying symmetry Compare asymmetric

2.

(maths)

(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

(of a configuration) having pairs of points that are symmetrical about a given point, line, or plane: a circle is symmetrical about a diameter

(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.

(chem) (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

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