# symmetry

**symmetry****►**__NOUN__(*pl.***symmetries**)**1)**the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.**2)**correct or pleasing proportion of parts.**3)**similarity or exact correspondence.Latin*ORIGIN**symmetria*, from Greek*sun-*'with' +*metron*'measure' .

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