Symmetric vs Homocercal - What's the difference?

symmetric | homocercal |


As adjectives the difference between symmetric and homocercal

is that symmetric is symmetrical while homocercal is (ichthyology) describing the symmetric tail of a fish that has two lobes extending from the end of the vertebral column.

symmetric

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Symmetrical.
  • (set theory) Of a relation R'' on a set ''S'', such that ''xRy'' if and only if ''yRx'' for all members ''x'' and ''y'' of ''S (that is, if the relation holds between any element and a second, it also holds between the second and the first).
  • "Is a sibling of" is a symmetric relation.
  • (cryptography) Using the same key (or keys that are trivially related) for both encryption and decryption.
  • See also

    * reflexive * transitive

    Anagrams

    * mycterism

    homocercal

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (ichthyology) Describing the symmetric tail of a fish that has two lobes extending from the end of the vertebral column.
  • Coordinate terms

    * diphycercal * heterocercal * protocercal