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says something about the symmetry of an object. When an object has no symmetry an object would be asymetrical. In our daily lives we are very familiar with symmetry; our body is (almost) symmetrical along the vertical axis. When we stand in front of a mirror, we form a symmetrical relationship with our mirror image.  If you could split a shape in half and you would compare the left side and the right side, or the above and the below, they would not look as each others reflection.

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t does not mean that both sides are identical. For example, your mirror image does not look exactly the same as what other people see (unless you’re a supermodel with a super symmetrical look). It means that your image in the mirror is reversed compared to yourself. 

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