# Definitions and Synonyms of *symmetry* | Another word for *symmetry* | What is *symmetry? *

*Definition 1: (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane - [noun denoting attribute]*

*Synonyms for symmetry in the sense of this definition*

*(**symmetry* is a kind of ...) any property relating to or occupying space

*symmetry*is a kind of ...) any property relating to or occupying space

*(... is a kind of **symmetry* ) a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles

*symmetry*) a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles

*(... is a kind of **symmetry* ) the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane

*symmetry*) the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane

*(... is a kind of **symmetry* ) the property of symmetry about an axis

*symmetry*) the property of symmetry about an axis

*"the starfish illustrates radial symmetry"**(symmetry* belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## Definition 2: (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions - [noun denoting attribute]

### Synonyms for symmetry in the sense of this definition

### (*symmetry* is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

*"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"*

### (symmetry belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

*"his favorite subject was physics"*