sym-me-try n. 1. A relationship of characteristic correspondence, equivalence, or identity among constituents of a system or between different systems. 2. Exact correspondence of form and constituent configuration on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or axis. 3. Structural or functional independence of direction; isotropy. 4. Beauty as a result of balance or harmonious arrangement.

submitted by by Barbara Weissberger
Hoboken, New Jersey USA
June 1997

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