# Axial symmetry

**Axial symmetry** is symmetry around an axis; an object is axially symmetric if its appearance is unchanged if rotated around an axis.^{[1]} For example, a baseball bat without trademark or other design, or a plain white tea saucer, looks the same if it is rotated by any angle about the line passing lengthwise through its center, so it is axially symmetric.

## See also

- Circular symmetry
- Rotational symmetry has a more general discussion
- Chiral symmetry describes the use in quantum mechanics

## References

- ↑ "Axial symmetry" American Meteorological Society glossary of meteorology. Retrieved 2010-04-08.

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