center of symmetry
noun see center I

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• center of symmetry — Crystall. a point within a crystal through which any straight line extends to points on opposite surfaces of the crystal at equal distances. Also called inversion center. Cf. symmetry element. * * * …   Universalium

• center of symmetry — 1. : a point within a crystal with respect to which similar planes and edges are symmetrical in opposite pairs 2. : the property exhibited by some crystals whereby every direction (as AB) through the crystal is alike in both senses (AB and BA)… …   Useful english dictionary

• Center of mass — In physics, the center of mass of a system of particles is a specific point at which, for many purposes, the system s mass behaves as if it were concentrated. The center of mass is a function only of the positions and masses of the particles that …   Wikipedia

• Axis of symmetry — Axis Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• centre of symmetry — simetrijos centras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. centre of symmetry; symmetry center vok. Symmetriezentrum, n rus. центр симметрии, m pranc. centre de symétrie, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• Derivation of the center of mass — The center of mass of an object is a point at which, for the purposes of total force and total linear momentum, the mass of the object can be taken to be concentrated, for a particular configuration of the system at an instant of time. This fact… …   Wikipedia

• Center — or centre (see American and British English spelling differences) may refer to: cience*Center (algebra), uses of center in algebra *Center of gravity (military) *Center (group theory), in abstract algebra, the subgroup consisting of those… …   Wikipedia

• Symmetry — For other uses, see Symmetry (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

• center — I. noun Etymology: Middle English centre, from Middle French, from Latin centrum, from Greek kentron sharp point, center of a circle, from kentein to prick; probably akin to Old High German hantag pointed Date: 14th century 1. a. the point around …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• symmetry element — Crystall. any of four points, lines, or planes of a crystal: a center of symmetry, a reflection plane, a rotation axis, or a rotation inversion axis. * * * …   Universalium