# Radial symmetry

From AMS Glossary

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## radial symmetry

The symmetry of a configuration the properties of which are functions only of radial distance from an origin, and thus independent of the azimuthal coordinate in two dimensions and of azimuthal and latitudinal coordinates in three dimensions.

Radial symmetry in two dimensions is often called circular symmetry; in three dimensions, spherical symmetry.