symmetrical Definition

made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; exhibiting symmetry.

Using symmetrical: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "symmetrical" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The butterfly's wings were perfectly symmetrical.

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    The building had a symmetrical design.

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    Her face was almost perfectly symmetrical.

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    The snowflakes were symmetrical in shape.

symmetrical Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for symmetrical

Phrases with symmetrical

  • a type of symmetry where the body is arranged in a circle around a central point, like a starfish or a daisy.


    The jellyfish has radial symmetry, with its body arranged around a central point.

  • a type of symmetry where the body can be divided into two equal halves, like a human body or a butterfly.


    The butterfly has bilateral symmetry, with its body divided into two equal halves.

  • a type of symmetry where the parts of the object are not exactly the same, but are similar enough to create a sense of balance.


    The painting had approximate symmetry, with similar shapes and colors on both sides.

Origins of symmetrical

from Greek 'summetria', meaning 'proportion'


Summary: symmetrical in Brief

The term 'symmetrical' [sɪˈmɛtrɪkəl] refers to objects or designs that have identical or similar parts facing each other or around an axis. It can be seen in natural objects like snowflakes and butterflies, as well as in man-made structures like buildings. The concept of symmetry is divided into types like radial and bilateral symmetry, and approximate symmetry. Synonyms include 'balanced' and 'proportional.'