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- symmetry (n.)
- 1560s, "relation of parts, proportion," from Middle French symmétrie (16c.) and directly from Latin symmetria, from Greek symmetria "agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement," from symmetros "having a common measure, even, proportionate," from assimilated form of syn- "together" (see syn-) + metron "meter" (see meter (n.2)). Meaning "harmonic arrangement of parts" first recorded 1590s.
- 1. The superpowers pledged to maintain symmetry in their arms shipments.
- 2. the perfect symmetry of the garden design
- 3. The butterfly is an example of symmetry.
- 4. The human body has a symmetry that is basic to our sense of beauty.
- 5. He said that Britain would not rejoin the ERM "until there is much greater symmetry between our economy and other European economies."
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