|—n , pl -tries|
|1.||similarity, correspondence, or balance among systems or parts of a system|
|2.||maths See symmetrical an exact correspondence in position or form about a given point, line, or plane|
|3.||beauty or harmony of form based on a proportionate arrangement of parts|
|4.||physics the independence of a property with respect to direction; isotropy|
|[C16: from Latin symmetria, from Greek summetria proportion, from |
symmetry sym·me·try (sĭm'ĭ-trē)
Exact correspondence of form and constituent configuration on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or an axis.