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Definition balance among the parts of something

or more specifically:

having an exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

Wikipedia lists many specialized definitions of symmetry including those used in such fields as Physics and Mathematics.
  • The building has multiple local symmetries.
symmetries = balance among the parts of something
  • So the first thing the morpho software did was take each side of your face and double it, like holding a mirror right down the middle, creating two examples of perfect symmetry.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • symmetry = exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing plane
  • I know a little of the principle of design, and I know this thing was not arranged on any laws of radiation, or alternation, or repetition, or symmetry, or anything else that I ever heard of.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • symmetry = balance among the parts of something
  • You react to symmetry, skin tone, the shape of my eyes.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • She stared at the two rivers in the darkness, one big and one small, and remembered Shay saying that pretty symmetry was silly, because she'd rather have a face with two different sides.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • We were brothers all right, though his face respected symmetry.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • "It has a certain symmetry," said Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Bilateral symmetry, an apparently higher center of gravity ... One clear shot, black glove to brain compartment, was all that I needed.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • There seemed a happy symmetry in this, and she was now intensely eager that Ralph should depart.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • You need symmetry in a wedding party.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • If I've learned anything in Kabul, it is that human behavior is messy and unpredictable and unconcerned with convenient symmetries.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • But the lack of symmetry bothered me.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • What is startling, what is unexpected, what we cannot account for, what turns symmetry to nonsense—that comes suddenly to my mind, thinking of him.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • His shoulders were a trifle bowed and very narrow; the rest of his body had the symmetry of a lead pencil.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The founder of the City of the Saints could not escape from the taste for symmetry which distinguishes the Anglo-Saxons.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Frozen roots had burst through the ground, destroying the perfect symmetry of the earth, cutting thick gouges in the soil.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • There's symmetry in the timing.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • There seemed a happy symmetry in this, and she was now intensely eager that Ralph should depart.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Usually you get all flowery and descriptive talking about the curves of the wood and the symmetry of the lines and the marriage of form and function.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Ordinarily, there was a certain symmetry, a military neatness to the handicaps issued to strong people, but Harrison looked like a walking junkyard.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Harrison Bergeron

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