"Temporal glide symmetry" has been used a few times for this kind of thing, e.g., by Moosey at the end of the next linked thread.Layz Boi wrote: ↑February 19th, 2020, 5:18 pmWhats the logic or explanation behind the names given to object symmetries?
Also.. What's the general standard for the equivalent of "glide symmetry" in oscillators? For example, the "cis-queen-bee-shuttle." At any single step in its oscillation, it's asymmetric. However, it is composed of two, identical, mirrored halves that are just displaced in time when considering the whole oscillation. Is there simply no distinction, unless its a ship or what?
Extrementhusiast started a thread about naming different temporal symmetries half a decade ago, but nothing seems to have been settled enough to add to the Symmetry page of the LifeWiki. That list might help answer your "logic or explanation" question also.
There was some discussion in LifeLine Volume 3 particularly of p2 symmetries, in an illustration labeled "The variety of flip-flop symmetry".