Math Definitions - Letter P

Point Symmetry

Definition of Point Symmetry

Definition of Point Symmetry

Point Symmetry is a type of symmetry that occurs when every point of an object has a matching point that is:

  1. The same distance from some central point (called the origin), and
  2. In the opposite direction from the origin.

Objects that have point symmetry look the same when you look at them from opposite directions such as up and down, or left and right.

Another word for "point symmetry" is "origin symmetry".

Some examples of objects with point symmetry are

  • Playing cards.
  • The letters "S", "N" and "Z"


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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