What is meant by Symmetry?

Symmetry :

  • When an image looks identical to the original image after the shape is being turned or flipped, then it is called symmetry.
  • Symmetry is a mirror image. It is a balanced and proportionate similarity found in two halves of an object, that is, one-half is the mirror image of the other half.

For example,

  • When a square is cut along any one of its diagonals, the two triangles formed are symmetrical to each other.
  • The imaginary line or axis along which you fold a figure to obtain the symmetrical halves is called the line of symmetry.
  • It basically divides an object into two mirror-image halves. The line of symmetry can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal.
  • There may be one or more lines of symmetry. In the above example, the diagonal is the line of symmetry. 


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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