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axis of symmetry

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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

First recorded in 1875–80
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