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axis of symmetry
Word Origin
noun
1.
Mathematics.
a straight line for which every point on a given curve has corresponding to it another point such that the line connecting the two points is bisected by the given line.
2.
Crystallography,
rotation axis
.
Origin of
axis of symmetry
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1875-1880
1875-80
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