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Glossary of Terms

Symmetry

The ability to be rotated or flipped and appear the the exact same way it was before the rotate or flip. There are three types of symmetry:

  • Symmetry on a center Point (figure 1) - Will retain the same shape even if flipped over both the x and y axes. Can be rotated 90° and will still retain the same shape.
  • Symmetry on the x axis (figure 2) - Will retain the same shape if flipped over the the x axis.
  • Symmetry on the y axis (figure 3) - Will retain the same shape if flipped over the the y axis.
See also Axis of symmetry.

Figure 1: Symmetry on a Center Point

Figure 2: Symmetry on the X Axis

Figure 3: Symmetry on the Y Axis



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