rotation axis

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rotation axis was in 1937

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“Rotation axis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotation%20axis. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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