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## symmetrically

```  2  definitions  found

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Symmetrical  \Sym*met"ric*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  sym['e]trique.  See
{Symmetry}.]
1.  Involving  or  exhibiting  symmetry;  proportional  in  parts
having  its  parts  in  due  proportion  as  to  dimensions;  as  a
symmetrical  body  or  building.

2.  (Biol.)  Having  the  organs  or  parts  of  one  side
corresponding  with  those  of  the  other  having  the  parts  in
two  or  more  series  of  organs  the  same  in  number;
exhibiting  a  symmetry.  See  {Symmetry},  2.

3.  (Bot.)
a  Having  an  equal  number  of  parts  in  the  successive
circles  of  floral  organs;  --  said  of  flowers.
b  Having  a  likeness  in  the  form  and  size  of  floral
organs  of  the  same  kind  regular.

4.  (Math.)  Having  a  common  measure;  commensurable.
b  Having  corresponding  parts  or  relations.

Note:  A  curve  or  a  plane  figure  is  symmetrical  with  respect
to  a  given  line  and  a  line  surface,  or  solid  with
respect  to  a  plane,  when  for  each  point  on  one  side  of
the  line  or  plane  there  is  a  corresponding  point  on  the
other  side  so  situated  that  the  line  joining  the  two
corresponding  points  is  perpendicular  to  the  line  or
plane  and  is  bisected  by  it  Two  solids  are  symmetrical
when  they  are  so  situated  with  respect  to  an
intervening  plane  that  the  several  points  of  their
surfaces  thus  correspond  to  each  other  in  position  and
distance.  In  analysis,  an  expression  is  symmetrical
with  respect  to  several  letters  when  any  two  of  them
may  change  places  without  affecting  the  expression;  as
the  expression  a^{2}b  +  ab^{2}  +  a^{2}c  +  ac^{2}  +
b^{2}c  +  bc^{2},  is  symmetrical  with  respect  to  the
letters  a,  b,  c.  --  {Sym*met"ric*al*ly},  adv  --
{Sym*met"ric*al*ness},  n.

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

symmetrically
adv  :  in  a  symmetrical  manner;  "they  were  symmetrically  arranged"
[ant:  {asymmetrically}]
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