# axis of symmetry

axis of symmetry
Any of one or more lines about which a geometric figure is symmetric

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• Axis of symmetry — Symmetry Sym me*try, n. [L. symmetria, Gr. ?; sy n with, together + ? a measure: cf. F. sym[ e]trie. See {Syn }, and {Meter} rhythm.] 1. A due proportion of the several parts of a body to each other; adaptation of the form or dimensions of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Axis of symmetry — Axis Ax is, n.; pl. {Axes}. [L. axis axis, axle. See {Axle}.] A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• axis of symmetry — simetrijos ašis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. axis of symmetry; symmetry axis vok. Symmetrieachse, f rus. ось симметрии, f pranc. axe de symétrie, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• axis of symmetry — noun see axis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• axis of symmetry — 1. Math. 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. 2. Crystall. See rotation axis. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

• axis of symmetry — the line about which a geometrical figure or drawing is symmetric * * * 1. Math. 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… …   Useful english dictionary

• axis of symmetry — Смотри ось симметрии …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

• axis of symmetry — imaginary line which divides a figure into two equal parts …   English contemporary dictionary

• 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 …

• screw axis of symmetry — sraigtinė simetrijos ašis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. screw axis of symmetry vok. Symmetrieschraubenachse, f rus. винтовая ось симметрии, f pranc. axe de symétrie hélicoïdal, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas