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Meaning of "symmetric" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMMETRIC

symmetric  [sɪˈmɛtrɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMMETRIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Symmetric is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SYMMETRIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

symmetric

Symmetry

Symmetry has two meanings. The first is a vague sense of harmonious and beautiful proportion and balance. The second is an exact mathematical "patterned self-similarity" that can be demonstrated with the rules of a formal system, such as geometry or physics. Although these two meanings of "symmetry" can sometimes be told apart, they are related, so they are here discussed together. Mathematical symmetry may be observed with respect to the passage of time; as a spatial relationship; through geometric transformations such as scaling, reflection, and rotation; through other kinds of functional transformations; and as an aspect of abstract objects, theoretic models, language, music and even knowledge itself. This article describes symmetry from four perspectives: in geometry, the most familiar type of symmetry for many people; more generally, in mathematics as a whole; as it relates to science and technology; and in the humanities, covering history, architecture, art, and religion. The opposite of symmetry is asymmetry.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMMETRIC


amperometric
ˌæmpərəˈmɛtrɪk
antisymmetric
ˌæntɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk
asymmetric
ˌæsɪˈmɛtrɪk
barometric
ˌbærəʊˈmɛtrɪk
bathymetric
ˌbæθɪˈmɛtrɪk
biometric
ˌbaɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk
calorimetric
ˌkælərɪˈmɛtrɪk
colorimetric
ˌkʌlərɪˈmɛtrɪk
econometric
ɪˌkɒnəˈmɛtrɪk
geometric
ˌdʒɪəˈmɛtrɪk
hypergeometric
ˌhaɪpədʒɪəˈmɛtrɪk
isometric
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɛtrɪk
metric
ˈmɛtrɪk
nonparametric
ˌnɒnˌpærəˈmɛtrɪk
parametric
ˌpærəˈmɛtrɪk
photometric
ˌfəʊtəˈmɛtrɪk
potentiometric
pəˌtɛnʃɪəˈmɛtrɪk
psychometric
ˌsaɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪk
stoichiometric
ˌstɔɪkɪəˈmɛtrɪk
volumetric
ˌvɒljʊˈmɛtrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMMETRIC

symbolography
symbology
symbololatry
symmetalism
symmetallic
symmetallism
symmetral
symmetrian
symmetric difference
symmetric matrix
symmetrical
symmetrically
symmetricalness
symmetries
symmetrisation
symmetrise
symmetrization
symmetrize
symmetrophobia
symmetry

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMMETRIC

anthropometric
audiometric
cytometric
densitometric
dosimetric
electric
fluorometric
gravimetric
micrometric
morphometric
obstetric
optometric
photogrammetric
polarimetric
prometric
radiometric
spectrometric
spectrophotometric
supersymmetric
telemetric
trigonometric

Synonyms and antonyms of symmetric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «symmetric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMMETRIC

Find out the translation of symmetric to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of symmetric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «symmetric» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对称
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simétrica
570 millions of speakers

English

symmetric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सममित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متماثل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

симметричная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simétrica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভারসাম্য-সংক্রান্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

symétrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Simetri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

symmetrisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シンメトリック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대칭
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Simetris
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đối xứng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சமச்சீரான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रमाणबद्ध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

simetrik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

simmetrico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

symetryczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

симетрична
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simetric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμμετρική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simmetriese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

symmetrisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

symmetrisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of symmetric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMMETRIC»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMMETRIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about symmetric

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMMETRIC»

Discover the use of symmetric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to symmetric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Combinatorics of Symmetric Designs
The aim of this book is to provide a unified exposition of the theory of symmetric designs with emphasis on recent developments.
Yury J. Ionin, Mohan S. Shrikhande, 2006
2
The Symmetric Eigenvalue Problem
Mathematics of Computing -- Numerical Analysis.
Beresford N. Parlett, 1998
3
The Symmetric Group: Representations, Combinatorial ...
The original text has stayed much the same, the major change being in the treatment of the hook formula which is now based on the beautiful Novelli-Pak-Stoyanovskii bijection (NPS 97].
Bruce E. Sagan, 2001
4
Differential Geometry, Lie Groups, and Symmetric Spaces
The present book is intended as a textbook and reference work on three topics in the title.
Sigurdur Helgason, 1979
5
Binary Symmetric
The following section titles are contained in this current book: *Odd and Even Numbers *Surahs of which the number of ayats are greater than sequence number *Surahs of which the number of ayats are smaller than sequence number *Prime ...
Halis Aydemir, 2006
6
Symmetric Galerkin Boundary Element Method
Symbolic codes using Maple® for singular-type integrations are provided and discussed in detail.• The user-friendly adaptive computer code BEAN (Boundary Element ANalysis), fully written in Matlab®, is available as a companion to the ...
Alok Sutradhar, Glaucio H. Paulino, Leonard J. Gray, 2008
7
Symmetric Functions, Schubert Polynomials, and Degeneracy Loci
This text serves as an introduction to the combinatorics of symmetric functions, more precisely to Schur and Schubert polynomials.
Laurent Manivel, 2001
8
UNIX systems for modern architectures: symmetric ...
"This book UNIX Systems for Modern Architectures for the systems programmer covers almost everything you wanted to know about caches, multiprocessor systems, and cached multiprocessor systems, especially as related to UNIX.
Curt Schimmel, 1994
9
Symmetric Properties of Real Functions
This work offers detailed coverage of every important aspect of symmetric structures in function of a single real variable, providing a historical perspective, proofs and useful methods for addressing problems.
Brian thomson, 1994
10
Causal Symmetric Spaces
This book is intended to introduce researchers and graduate students to the concepts of causal symmetric spaces.
Gestur Olafsson, Joachim Hilgert, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMMETRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term symmetric is used in the context of the following news items.
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Synopsis: Symmetric Radium Atoms
The standard model does actually allow small symmetry violations that are consistent with an atomic EDM. Yet, these mechanisms produce EDMs so small they ... «Physics, Jun 15»
2
Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and …
Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
3
ADTRAN Accelerates Path to Symmetric 10 Gigabit Broadband
Using the latest 10 Gigabit per second (10G) wavelength symmetric ITU/FSAN standards-based technology, ADTRAN is accelerating the delivery of NG-PON2 ... «Business Wire, May 15»
4
Investigating Far Off-Axis Conic Surfaces for Non-Rotationally …
Non-rotationally symmetric surfaces are produced by the ability to servo a tool in a coordinated manner, with a workpiece rotating on a two-axis lathe. «Azom.com, Apr 15»
5
Crafting AI for a symmetric asynchronous multiplayer game
The biggest difference between CastleStorm and the other async games is the fact, that CastleStorm's gameplay is all symmetric. The game on consoles and ... «Gamasutra, Apr 15»
6
Two NTP Key Authentication Vulnerabilities Patched
The first vulnerability, CVE-2015-1798, affects ntp-4.2.5p99 to ntp-4.2.8p1 versions using symmetric key authentication. According to the advisory, packets sent ... «Threatpost, Apr 15»
7
Symmetric Scots
Mervyn King gave the Graham lecture at Princeton last night, provoking a crisis of technology: he didn't come with PowerPoint, but did want a lectern, which ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
8
Symmetric Capital to Take 40.4% Stake in EnviroStar (EVI)
Envirostar, Inc. (AMEX: EVI) reported that Symmetric Capital LLC, a Florida limited liability company, controlled by Henry Nahmad has acquired a majority of ... «StreetInsider.com, Mar 15»
9
Symmetric Inflation Target May Help Eurozone, UK's Osborne Says
U.K. Treasury chief George Osborne is wading into a lively debate in monetary policy circles: Should central banks act as forcefully to combat inflation below ... «Wall Street Journal, Jan 15»
10
Symmetrical Knees Predict Sprinting Speed
From elite sprinters to ordinary fruit flies, body symmetry has long been linked to good health, physical strength and reproductive success. But the reasons for ... «Scientific American, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Symmetric [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/symmetric>. Jul 2020 ».
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