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Hermann-Mauguin Symbol

A symbol used to represent the point and space groups (e.g., $2/m \overline{3}$). Some symbols have abbreviated form. The equivalence between Hermann-Mauguin symbols (``crystallographic symbol'') and Schönflies Symbols for the Point Groups is given by Cotton (1990).

See also Point Groups


Cotton, F. A. Chemical Applications of Group Theory, 3rd ed. New York: Wiley, p. 379, 1990.

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