symmetry axis rotation

symmetry axis of rotation

noun Crystallography.
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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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