Exact correspondence on either side of a dividing line, plane, center or axis. (noun)
The satisfying arrangement of a balanced distribution of the elements of a whole. (noun)
Examples of word symmetry
"Faith" in symmetry is not faith when abstract ideas like symmetry lead to explanations of empirical data, lead to new discoveries.
When translating from the Greek for the general reader it is best to follow Pliny's (and Vitruvius ') exam - ple and let the term symmetry stand as it does, rather than render it by a locution that, for a scholar, might perhaps better fit the context.
It is true that the dic - tionary meaning of the term symmetry has shifted since antiquity, but none of the original connotations has become obsolete, certainly not entirely so.
Others, again, have applied the term symmetry to the number of the parts of the flower, reserving the terms "regularity" or
Ceramics and Pottery Which principle of art is described by the term symmetry?