### Crossword clues for symmetric

##### The Collaborative International Dictionary

**Symmetric**

Symmetric \Sym*met"ric\, a. Symmetrical.

##### Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

##### Wiktionary

**symmetric**

a. 1 symmetrical. 2 (context set theory English) Of a relation ''R'' on a set ''S'', such that ''xRy'' if and only if ''yRx'' for all members ''x'' and ''y'' of ''S'' (that is, if the relation holds between any element and a second, it also holds between the second and the first). 3 (context cryptography English) Using the same key (or keys that are trivially related) for both encryption and decryption.

##### WordNet

**symmetric**

adj. having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts [syn: symmetrical] [ant: asymmetrical]

##### Wikipedia

#### Usage examples of "symmetric".

Californian Chinese woman with a __symmetric__ face, full lips, and blonde hair so shiny and processed that it looked like metal.

The first three flicked past: a __symmetric__ circular pattern of colored lights, a crooked forked line, and a uniform patch of rough texture.

In its basic structure, it conformed to the general, bilaterally __symmetric__, triple-paired limb pattern of the Jevlenese animal classification corresponding roughly to terrestrial vertebrates.

My own nails fastened in reply and we became twinned, __symmetric__, sharing pain, perhaps all we could ever share: her face began to go distorted, half with the strength it took to hurt me, half with what I was doing to her.

There was one based on palindromic constructions, __symmetric__ in time, that seemed to be designed to describe situations with looping causality, or even causality violation.

They were biaxially __symmetric__, possessing of a single cluster of sense organs mounted on a short, movable stalk, with two each grasping and locomotive appendages emanating from a thick torso.

The being was biaxially __symmetric__, possessing a central, barrel-like trunk that ended in two ambulatory appendages at the base.

If a bilaterally __symmetric__ creature, by reason of its very shape and structure, adopts one preferred direction of movement, then one end of its body is generally breaking new ground as it moves.

In consequence, the two ends of the bilaterally __symmetric__ creature are in general different, and living creatures of this type have distinct heads and tails.

If a bilaterally __symmetric__ creature were equal-ended, the nerve cords would, understandably enough, be expected to be equal-ended as well.

The little Pil sprawled into a prone position with his quadrilaterally __symmetric__ hands dangling over the sides of the cushion.

The Pil stopped in front of Culla, standing by the wall, and clicked his quadrilaterally __symmetric__ fingers in a complicated pattern.

The incoming CARM records showed clouds and ponds and trees and trilaterally __symmetric__ fishlike birds swirling across the sky.

Laurence had begun to think their first establishment an unusual case, but their residence that night in the city of Wuchang dwarfed it into insignificance: eight great pavilions arranged in a __symmetric__ octagonal shape, joined by narrower enclosed halls, around a space deserving to be called a park more than a garden.

The new string theory incorporated supersymmetry, and the observed pairing of bosonic and fermionic vibrational patterns reflected this highly __symmetric__ character.