Axial symmetry is symmetry around an axis; an object is axially symmetric if its appearance is unchanged if rotated around an axis. For example, a baseball bat or a 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.
- Rotational symmetry has a more general discussion
- Chiral symmetry describes the use in quantum mechanics
|This geometry-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|