center of symmetry

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Symmetry in physics — refers to features of a physical system that exhibit the property of symmetry that is, under certain transformations, aspects of these systems are unchanged , according to a particular observation. A symmetry of a physical system is a physical or …   Wikipedia

  • Symmetry combinations — This article discusses various symmetry combinations.In 2D, mirror image symmetry in combination with n fold rotational symmetry, with the center of rotational symmetry on the line of symmetry, implies mirror image symmetry with respect to lines… …   Wikipedia

  • Symmetry (biology) — Bilateral symmetry redirects here. For bilateral symmetry in mathematics, see reflection symmetry. Symmetry in biology is the balanced distribution of duplicate body parts or shapes. The body plans of most multicellular organisms exhibit some… …   Wikipedia

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