Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

screw axis

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Crystallography.
  1. a symmetry element of a space group such that a rotation of the lattice about the axis and a translation of the lattice some fraction of the lattice's unit distance brings the lattice back to its original position.
Show More

Origin of screw axis

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018