mer|o|sym|me|try «MEHR uh SIHM uh tree», noun.
(in crystallography) partial symmetry.
[< Greek méros part + English symmetry]

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  • sym|me|try — «SIHM uh tree», noun, plural tries. 1. a regular, balanced form, or arrangement on opposite sides of a line or plane, or around a center or axis: »Its asymmetry was deliberate, for the Japanese believe that symmetry stunts the imagination… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sym|pa|try — «SIHM puh tree», noun. the existence of plant or animal species in the same area without hybridization through interbreeding. ╂[< Greek syn together + pátrā fatherland, native country + English y3] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mer|o|sym|met|ri|cal — «MEHR uh sih MEHT ruh kuhl», adjective. being partially symmetrical …   Useful english dictionary

  • sym·me·try — /ˈsımətri/ noun [noncount] : the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same or very close in size, shape, and position : the quality of having symmetrical parts the symmetry of the human body The building has perfect… …   Useful english dictionary

  • su|per|sym|me|try — «SUH puhr SIHM uh tree», noun. Physics. symmetry that relates the fermions and the bosons: »The symmetry operations of the hypothetical supersymmetry…assert that the fermions and bosons…can be regarded as manifestations of a single underlying… …   Useful english dictionary

  • an|ti|sym|me|try — «AN tee SIHM uh tree», noun. an antisymmetric state or condition …   Useful english dictionary

  • cen|tro|sym|me|try — «SEHN truh SIHM uh tree», noun. symmetry with respect to a point or center …   Useful english dictionary

  • mon|o|sym|me|try — «MON uh SIHM uh tree», noun. Botany. the condition of being monosymmetric …   Useful english dictionary

  • a|sym|me|try — «ay SIHM uh tree, a », noun. lack of symmetry. ╂[< Greek asymmetríā < asýmmetros < a not + sýmmetros having symmetry] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bi|sym|me|try — «by SIHM uh tree», noun. the correspondence of right and left parts; bilateral symmetry …   Useful english dictionary

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