Point symmetry

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== Definition ==
== Definition ==
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The point symmetry of a position is its [[site symmetry]]. The point symmetry, or point group of a lattice is the group of linear mappings (symmetry operations, isometries) that map the vector lattice '''L''' onto itself. Those geometric crystal classes to which point symmetries of lattices belong are called holohedries.
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The point symmetry of a position is its [[site symmetry]]. The point symmetry, or point group of a lattice is the group of linear mappings (symmetry operations, isometries) that map the vector lattice '''L''' onto itself. Those [[geometric crystal classes]] to which point symmetries of lattices belong are called holohedries.

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Symétrie ponctuelle (Fr). Punktsymmetrie (Ge). Simetria punctual (Sp). Simmetria del sito, simmetria puntuale (It).

Definition

The point symmetry of a position is its site symmetry. The point symmetry, or point group of a lattice is the group of linear mappings (symmetry operations, isometries) that map the vector lattice L onto itself. Those geometric crystal classes to which point symmetries of lattices belong are called holohedries.