## Primitive cell |

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,geometry ,biology , andmineralogy , asolid state physics **primitive cell**is a minimum-volume cell (a ) corresponding to a singleunit cell of a structure with discretelattice point . the concept is used particularly in describingtranslational symmetry in two and three dimensions, though it makes sense in all dimensions. a lattice can be characterized by the geometry of its primitive cell.crystal structure the primitive cell is a

*primitive place*. a primitive unit is a section of the tiling (usually a parallelogram or a set of neighboring tiles) that generates the whole tiling using only translations, and is as small as possible.the primitive cell is a

with respect to translational symmetry only. in the case of additional symmetries a fundamental domain is smaller.fundamental domain - overview
- two dimensions
- three dimensions
- wigner–seitz cell
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In **primitive cell** is a minimum-volume cell (a

The primitive cell is a *primitive place*. A primitive unit is a section of the tiling (usually a parallelogram or a set of neighboring tiles) that generates the whole tiling using only translations, and is as small as possible.

The primitive cell is a