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symmetry (noun) the two halves of a thing being exactly equal in size and shape.

If the two halves of a thing are an exact match of each other in size and shape, there is symmetry in the thing. There is symmetry in the body of human beings. The human body has symmetry, because the left half of the body is equal in size and shape to right side of the body. A sphere has symmetry about its axis, because the hemispheres into which it is divided are equal in size and shape.

  • The beauty of the Taj Mahal lies in its symmetry. One half of it matches the other half exactly in shape and size.
  • There is unfortunately a lack of symmetry between the opportunities for men and women. Men have more opportunities and avenues of employment than women even in the modern world. There will be symmetry once both men and women have equal opportunities.
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