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Definition of Symmetry


  1. A due proportion of the several parts of a body to each other; adaptation of the form or dimensions of the several parts of a thing to each other; the union and conformity of the members of a work to the whole.
  2. The law of likeness; similarity of structure; regularity in form and arrangement; orderly and similar distribution of parts, such that an animal may be divided into parts which are structurally symmetrical.
  3. Equality in the number of parts of the successive circles in a flower.
  4. Likeness in the form and size of floral organs of the same kind; regularity.

Symmetry Quotations

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.
Herbert Read

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
Camille Paglia

Graphic design, which evokes the symmetria of Vituvius, the dynamic symmetry of Hambidge, the asymmetry of Mondrian; which is a good gestalt, generated by intuition or by computer, by invention or by a system of coordinates, is not good design if it does not communicate.
Paul Rand

The universe is built on a plan the profound symmetry of which is somehow present in the inner structure of our intellect.
Paul Valery

In art, at a certain level, there is no 'better than.' It's just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it. Trusting that, just because of the way people are built and how interconnected we are, greatness will translate and symmetry will be recognised.
Frank Ocean
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Symmetry Translations

symmetry in Dutch is symmetrie
symmetry in German is Symmetrie
symmetry in Portuguese is simetria
symmetry in Swedish is symmetri
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