Definition of symmetrical in English:


Line breaks: sym|met¦ric¦al
Pronunciation: /sɪˈmɛtrɪk(ə)l


Made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry: the shape of a hill, smooth and symmetrical
More example sentences
  • The pressure hulls are arranged parallel to each other and symmetrical to a centerplane.
  • Note that each shell valve is symmetrical about the midline, but the two shell valves are often unequal in size.
  • In a perfectly symmetrical face, all midpoints will fall on the vertical midline.
regular, uniform, consistent;
evenly shaped, aligned, in line, congruous, equal;
well balanced, balanced, well proportioned, proportional, in proportion, regular, even, harmonious



More example sentences
  • Wang doubted that astronomical events of such violence could truly be spherically symmetric.
  • Vertebrates are bilaterally symmetric about the midline of the body for many structures, such as eyes, ears, and limbs.
  • In the symmetric graphs described on this page, any vertex or edge is equivalent to any other vertex or edge.


More example sentences
  • The normal umbilicus is symmetrically indented into the abdominal wall, though it may be nearly flat in very slender people.
  • Each cell type is present symmetrically on either side of the midline.
  • Bacteria divide symmetrically during normal growth and have a central constriction to bring about binary fission of the cell.

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