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Perfect is very boring, and if you happen to have a different look, that's a celebration of human nature, I think. If we were all symmetrical and perfect, life would be very dull.
Natalie Dormer

Meaning of "symmetrical" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMMETRICAL

symmetrical  [sɪˈmɛtrɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMMETRICAL

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

WHAT DOES SYMMETRICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

symmetrical

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.

Definition of symmetrical in the English dictionary

The first definition of symmetrical in the dictionary is capable of being joined by a line that is bisected by a given point or bisected perpendicularly by a given line or plane. Other definition of symmetrical is having pairs of points that are symmetrical about a given point, line, or plane. Symmetrical is also remaining unchanged in form after an interchange of two variables.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMMETRICAL


actinometrical
ˌæktɪnəʊˈmɛtrɪkəl
asymmetrical
ˌeɪsɪˈmɛtrɪkəl
axisymmetrical
ˌæksɪsɪˈmɛtrɪkəl
barometrical
ˌbærəʊˈmɛtrɪkəl
biometrical
ˌbaɪəˈmɛtrɪkəl
eudiometrical
ˌjuːdɪəˈmɛtrɪkəl
goniometrical
ˌɡəʊnɪəˈmɛtrɪkəl
hexametrical
ˌhɛksəˈmɛtrɪkəl
hygrometrical
ˌhaɪɡrəʊˈmɛtrɪkəl
isometrical
ˌaɪsəˈmɛtrɪkəl
isoperimetrical
ˌaɪsəʊˌpɛrəˈmɛtrɪkəl
manometrical
ˌmænəʊˈmɛtrɪkəl
metrical
ˈmɛtrɪkəl
monosymmetrical
ˌmɒnəʊsɪˈmɛtrɪkəl
nonsymmetrical
ˌnɒnsɪˈmɛtrɪkəl
pluviometrical
ˌpluːvɪəˈmɛtrɪkəl
psychrometrical
ˌsaɪkrəʊˈmɛtrɪkəl
thermometrical
ˌθɜːməˈmɛtrɪkəl
trigonometrical
ˌtrɪɡənəˈmɛtrɪkəl
unsymmetrical
ˌʌnsɪˈmɛtrɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMMETRICAL

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMMETRICAL

allegorical
aspherical
categorical
chemical
chimerical
clerical
cylindrical
diametrical
electrical
empirical
geometrical
historical
hysterical
lyrical
metaphorical
numerical
rhetorical
satirical
semiempirical
spherical
theatrical

Synonyms and antonyms of symmetrical in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SYMMETRICAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «symmetrical» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of symmetrical

Translation of «symmetrical» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMMETRICAL

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

Translator English - Chinese

对称的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

simétrico
570 millions of speakers

English

symmetrical
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सममित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُتَمَاثِل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

симметричный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

simétrico
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

左右対称の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대칭적인
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

சமச்சீர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बांधेसूद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

simetrik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

simmetrico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

symetryczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

симетричний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simetric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμμετρικός
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 symmetrical

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMMETRICAL»

The term «symmetrical» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.397 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMMETRICAL» OVER TIME

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

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7 QUOTES WITH «SYMMETRICAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word symmetrical.
1
Natalie Dormer
Perfect is very boring, and if you happen to have a different look, that's a celebration of human nature, I think. If we were all symmetrical and perfect, life would be very dull.
2
Marcus du Sautoy
If you can make yourself symmetrical, you're sending out a sign that you've got good genes, you've got a good upbringing and therefore you'll make a good mate.
3
Robert Fortune
The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner, and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature.
4
Richard Griffiths
Actors do have good and bad sides. It's because the passage down the birth canal distorts the face. People born by caesarean section are more symmetrical.
5
John Kricfalusi
To make something look real and alive, nothing can be symmetrical because nothing in real life is symmetrical. You have to make it look organic.
6
T. J. Miller
I have perfectly symmetrical ankles.
7
Ferdinand Mount
No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical, what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMMETRICAL»

Discover the use of symmetrical in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to symmetrical and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Symmetrical Components for Power Systems Engineering
. .A useful feature of this book. . .is the incorporation of numerous examples in the text and 30 pages of problems."
J. Lewis Blackburn, 1993
2
1,001 Symmetrical Patterns: A Complete Resource of Pattern ...
This book is an extensive print and electronic library of symmetrical patterns in changing arrangements and colorways, inspired by traditional iconic motifs found in various cultures throughout history.
Jay Friedenberg, Jacob Roesch, 2010
3
Mock, Don Symmetrical Scales Revealed
Written from a player's perspective, this book doesn't get too in-depth into the history and classical theory of the scales, but focuses on their uses in contemporary styles such as blues, rock, fusion, and jazz.
Don Mock, 2004
4
Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics
Recent revisions of ANSI/IEEE Standards promote harmonization with IEC and world standards. 5.1 TOTAL AND SYMMETRICAL CURRENT RATING BASIS Prior to 1964, high-voltage circuit breakers were rated on a total current basis [1,4 ].
J.C. Das, 2002
5
The Symmetrical English
Throughout the book, Hansen shows that in many lines regarded by a lot of players as boring and uninteresting, there is plenty of scope to liven the game up, as long as one is familiar with the subtleties.
Carsten Hansen, 2001
6
Symmetrical Scales for Jazz Improvisation
This book is intended to better know about symmetrical scales for Jazz Improvisation.
Masaya Yamaguchi, 2006
7
Symmetrical Analysis Techniques for Genetic Systems and ...
"This book compiles studies that demonstrate effective approaches to the structural analysis of genetic systems and bioinformatics"--Provided by publisher.
Sergey Petoukhov, Matthew He, 2009
8
The Elementary Theory of the Symmetrical Optical Instrument
H+pqa.X!)m0 ) """\ '' and the optical interpretation is easier than in the general case. II. THE MATHEMATICAL SOLUTION OF THE REFRACTION PROBLEM FOR A SYMMETRICAL INSTRUMENT. 9. The symmetrical optical instrument.
John Gaston Leathem, 1908
9
Network Theory
Simplification and Analysis Techniques (A.C. and D.C. Circuits)Sinusoidal steady state.
A.V.Bakshi U.A.Bakshi, 2008
10
Raynaud's disease (local syncope, local asphyxia, ...
Fatigue, 44. 63. Fever in symmetrical gangrene, 103. Fevers, specific, 56, 102, 199. Fingers, clubbing of, 102. Flushing, 64. Fomentations, 231. Friction, influence of, 64, 88, 228. Frost-bite, 29, 212. Gangrene, acute multiple, 207. diabetic, 214.
Thomas Kirkpatrick Monro, 1899

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMMETRICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term symmetrical is used in the context of the following news items.
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Self-Repairing System In Moon Jellyfish Helps Them Regain …
Moon Jellyfish don't bother to re-grow missing limbs; they just move ther remaining limbs around to become symmetrical again, researchers find. It's a king of ... «Tech Times, Jun 15»
2
Frontier serves up 150 symmetrical FiOS service for Washington …
Frontier Communications is making another move to sweeten its existing FiOS fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband offering by serving up symmetrical speeds ... «FierceTelecom, Apr 15»
3
Symmetrical Stars: What Do Your Favourite Celebs Look Like With …
According to face experts (yeah, they do exist), the more symmetrical the face, the more attractive a person is, which got us thinking: Just how symmetrical are ... «Huffington Post UK, Mar 15»
4
Children with symmetrical hands 'are smarter'
“The connection between physical symmetry and reaction times could be an important clue to health and well-being over a person's life course,” said Professor ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
5
Clearest pictures ever of free-falling snowflakes
Modern cameras show that most snowflakes aren't perfect and symmetrical. ... collection created our iconic view of snowflakes: each perfectly symmetrical, yet ... «EarthSky, Mar 15»
6
Jamaica's fastest sprinters have symmetrical knees
Previous research had shown that the symmetry of children's knees at age 8 ... Within all sprinters, those with the most symmetrical knees have the best times. «Futurity: Research News, Dec 14»
7
Synthesis of a symmetrical propeller protein with potential biotech …
Present-day β-propeller proteins are not symmetrical, having slightly different protein sequences in each 'blade' of the propeller. This asymmetry is generally ... «Phys.Org, Dec 14»
8
When your breakfast goes viral: the prettiest fry-ups in Britain
It started by accident: one perfect, symmetrical breakfast for two. Four hundred cappuccinos and a huge Instagram following later, the man behind Symmetry ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
9
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»
10
Why Is Symmetry So Sexy? It Has Nothing to Do with Health
Humans have such a strong preference for faces and bodies that are symmetrical that evolutionary psychologists and other researchers who study human ... «LiveScience.com, Aug 14»

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