Definition of symmetrical in US English:



  • Made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry.

    ‘the shape of a hill, smooth and symmetrical’
    • ‘The pressure hulls are arranged parallel to each other and symmetrical to a centerplane.’
    • ‘Trees, shrubs and long grass with a symmetrical spiderweb of cobblestone paths wending through them.’
    • ‘Judges described it as symmetrical with plenty of substance in the flower.’
    • ‘In a perfectly symmetrical face, all midpoints will fall on the vertical midline.’
    • ‘Well, humans do like symmetry and pattern, and math tends to make symmetrical, patterned images.’
    • ‘Even today its streets run in symmetrical lines and neat intersections.’
    • ‘Lemmer's geometric, symmetrical sculptures are clearly variations on a theme.’
    • ‘The hair was parted with geometrical accuracy as though drawn with compasses, and fell in two symmetrical, wavy lines.’
    • ‘Males compete in the bodybuilding competition with judges looking for symmetrical muscularity.’
    • ‘I positioned things close to the symmetrical axes and sight lines but always a bit off.’
    • ‘The US researchers also found that women were more likely to be tempted into infidelity by men with symmetrical features.’
    • ‘Note that each shell valve is symmetrical about the midline, but the two shell valves are often unequal in size.’
    • ‘A molecule is said to be symmetrical if it can be divided into equal mirror image parts by a line or a plane.’
    • ‘Everything is the same; it's perfectly symmetrical in every direction.’
    • ‘Moreover, a curve of constant width need not be symmetrical or even consist of circular arcs.’
    • ‘The sum of a figure and its centrally symmetrical image has central symmetry.’
    • ‘The first cleavage usually passes through the midline, dividing the egg into two initially symmetrical halves.’
    • ‘A bony ridge may form over the fused suture and the ears may not be symmetrical (not at equal heights on each side).’
    • ‘Her lipstick is done so well, you'd think they'd want her face to be symmetrical.’
    • ‘Ever wondered why the apples and tomatoes in your supermarket are so symmetrical, so uniform in colour and texture?’
    regular, uniform, consistent
    well balanced, balanced, well proportioned, proportional, in proportion, regular, even, harmonious
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