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[′rād·ē·əl ′sim·ə·trē]
(science and technology)
An arrangement of usually similar parts in a regular pattern around a central axis.

Balanced elements that radiate from a central point.
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Objects with low radial symmetry are tending to be suppressed.
The hypotheses of radial symmetry and noninfluence of the reflectance of the target on the determination of vignetting effect have been checked.
Two bare tests and nine complete specimens preserved in ethanol were examined for test shape and length of spines relative to adult radial symmetry.
Start in the middle, note each person's unique pattern, point out the radial symmetry.
Figure 3 shows examples of various types of mirror and radial symmetry and the accompanying screen settings.
I told them that each student in the class would be making a circular design that had a variety of patterns--which is an example of radial symmetry.
We then discussed and viewed examples of symmetry, asymmetry and radial symmetry they see around them every day--buildings, furniture, cars, flowers, and more.
Understanding balance, bi-lateral and radial symmetry, and symmetrical design.
On the chalkboard, I illustrated the difference between bilateral and radial symmetry.
The young artists talked with each other a lot during this process, and helped check each other's work for proper presentation of radial symmetry.
View and discuss examples of radial symmetry from natural sources and from different cultures, times, and artists.
THE SECOND-GRADERS WERE LEARNING RADIAL SYMMETRY in math, so we would create a design with four sides, per their classroom teachers' requests.

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