pseudosymmetry


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pseudosymmetry

(ˌsjuːdəʊˈsɪmɪtrɪ)
n, pl -tries
(Minerals) crystallog the resemblance of a crystal to an order to which it does not belong
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Bailey, S.W.: 1975, Cation ordering and pseudosymmetry in layer silicates.
As discussed below, the trigonal pseudosymmetry is very apparent in the morphology of weloganite crystals.
To negotiate this fictional truth as it is played out on the political stage, they engage in what Bateson called metacomplementarity"--the situation of one person "letting or forcing" the other to be in charge--and "pseudosymmetry"--where one lets or forces the other to be symmetrical.