Definition of symmetrical in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈmetrik(ə)l/


Made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry.
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.
evenly shaped, aligned, equal;
mirror image;
regular, uniform, consistent;
balanced, proportional, even



Pronunciation: /səˈmetrək(ə)lē/
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.

Words that rhyme with symmetrical

asymmetrical, diametrical, geometrical, metrical, trimetrical

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: sym·met·ri·cal

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