# symmetry

**symmetry**1560s, "relation of parts, proportion," from__L.__*symmetria*, from__Gk.__*symmetria*"agreement in dimensions, due proportion, arrangement," from*symmetros*"having a common measure, even, proportionate," from*syn-*"together" +*metron*"meter" (see**METER**(__Cf.__meter) (__n.__)). Meaning "harmonic arrangement of parts" first recorded 1590s.^{2}*Symmetrophobia*is from 1809, supposed to be evident in Egyptian temples and Japanese art.

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