center of symmetry


noun Crystallography.

a point within a crystal through which any straight line extends to points on opposite surfaces of the crystal at equal distances.

Nearby words

  1. center of curvature,
  2. center of gravity,
  3. center of mass,
  4. center of ossification,
  5. center of percussion,
  6. center pin,
  7. center plate,
  8. center punch,
  9. center spread,
  10. center wheel


Also called inversion center.

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