parallelopiped


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Noun1.Parallelopiped - a prism whose bases are parallelogramsparallelopiped - a prism whose bases are parallelograms
prism - a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms
cuboid - a rectangular parallelepiped
rhombohedron - a parallelepiped bounded by six similar faces (either rhombuses or parallelograms)
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parallelopiped MLP= 1748 al 1751; 1755; 2014; 2015; 3691; 3700; 6034 al 6036; 6039; 6040; 6062; 6066; 6132; 6147; 6151; 6254; 6257; 6378; 6566; 6591; 6596; 7050; 8473; 10950.
Dziurawiec & Deregowski's (1986) data show that similar problems aris when adults of low educational level attempt to build simple geometric models presented to them in drawings, and the much earlier study by Barrel, cited above, shows that drawings of a parallelopiped made by such adults accord with this explanation.
By looking at the three-dimensional model you will get more of a sense of the structure, especially if you move around it and take advantage of the fact that the model will flex, so you can temporarily make the parallelopipeds appear more cube-like.