Lattice Points

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Hello,

Suppose I have a primitive cubic cell with 8 atoms, one on each corner of the cube. I don't understand how this consists of only one lattice point? Doesn't each corner have a lattice point, thus the cell would consist of 8 lattice points??
 

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No, several lattice points are used to reproduce the entire lattice by symmetry operations.
 

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