axis of symmetry


noun

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.
Crystallography. rotation axis.

Nearby words

  1. axis deviation,
  2. axis of abscissas,
  3. axis of evil,
  4. axis of ordinates,
  5. axis of revolution,
  6. axis powers,
  7. axis traction,
  8. axis-traction forceps,
  9. axisymmetric,
  10. axle

Origin of axis of symmetry

First recorded in 1875–80

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