rotation axis


Definition of rotation axis

: a simple axis of symmetry in a crystal about which the whole crystal configuration is brought into coincidence with its original aspect by a rotation of one half, one third, one fourth, or one sixth of a turn about the axis

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Rotation axis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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