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point of symmetry

Point of Symmetry

A special center point for certain kinds of symmetricfigures or graphs. If a figure or graph can be rotated 180° about a point P and end up looking identical to the original, then P is a point of symmetry.

 

Example:  

This is a graph of the curvetogether with its point of symmetry (–2, 1).

The point of symmetry is marked in red.

 

See also

Symmetric with respect to the origin, axis of symmetry

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