rotation axes

rotation axis

noun Crystallography.
an imaginary line through a crystal about which the crystal may be rotated a specified number of degrees and be brought back to its original position.
Also called axis of symmetry, symmetry axis of rotation.


Origin:
1900–05

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rotation of axes

[ak-seez]
noun Mathematics.
a process of replacing the axes in a Cartesian coordinate system with a new set of axes making a specified angle with and having the same origin as the original axes.
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