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axis of symmetry

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
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • The rod coincides with the axis of symmetry of the conic frustum.
  • Since angles usually do not have an axis of symmetry, the heating pattern requires special consideration.
  • Its axis of symmetry is horizontal, and it is equipped with a hinged cap on one end, which served as a door for easy access.

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