3375 symmetric - Definition of symmetric at Define.com Dictionary and Thesaurus (define symmetric)
 A:link {color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:active{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:visited{color:inherit;text-decoration: inherit;font-style:inherit} A:hover{color:inherit;text-decoration: underline;font-style:inherit} From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]: Symmetric \Sym*met"ric\, adjective Symmetrical. From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:adjective 1: having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts [syn: {symmetrical}] [ant: {asymmetrical}]From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (27 SEP 03) [foldoc]:1. A {relation} R is symmetric if, for all x and y, x R y => y R x If it is also {antisymmetric} (x R y & y R x => x == y) then x R y => x == y, i.e. no two different elements are related. 2. In {linear algebra}, a member of the {tensor product} of a {vector space} with itself one or more times, is symmetric if it is a {fixed point} of all of the {linear isomorphisms} of the tensor product generated by {permutations} of the ordering of the copies of the vector space as factors. It is said to be antisymmetric precisely if the action of any of these linear maps, on the given tensor, is equivalent to multiplication by the sign of the permutation in question. (1996-09-22) Define.com is a registered nonprofit corporation dedicated solely to the global public interest and the advancement of humanity. It belongs to all of us who have a desire to promote electronic democracy, science, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, global monetary reform, Secular Humanism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of The War on Drugs. Let's see what we can do if we put our heads together. 0