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pol·y·he·dron

 (pŏl′ē-hē′drən)
n. pl. pol·y·he·drons or pol·y·he·dra (-drə)
A solid bounded by polygons.

pol′y·he′dral adj.

polyhedron

(ˌpɒlɪˈhiːdrən)
n, pl -drons or -dra (-drə)
(Mathematics) a solid figure consisting of four or more plane faces (all polygons), pairs of which meet along an edge, three or more edges meeting at a vertex. In a regular polyhedron all the faces are identical regular polygons making equal angles with each other. Specific polyhedrons are named according to the number of faces, such as tetrahedron, icosahedron, etc
[C16: from Greek poluedron, from poly- + hedron side, base]
ˌpolyˈhedral adj

pol•y•he•dron

(ˌpɒl iˈhi drən)

n., pl. -drons, -dra (-drə).
a solid figure having many faces.
[1560–70; < Greek polýedron, neuter of polýedros having many bases. See poly-, -hedron]
pol`y•he′dral, adj.

pol·y·he·dron

(pŏl′ē-hē′drən)
A three-dimensional geometric figure whose sides are polygons. A tetrahedron, for example, is a polyhedron having four triangular sides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyhedron - a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or facespolyhedron - a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
solid - a three-dimensional shape
convex polyhedron - a polyhedron any plane section of which is a convex polygon
concave polyhedron - a polyhedron some of whose plane sections are concave polygons
prism - a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms
pyramid - a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
tetrahedron - any polyhedron having four plane faces
pentahedron - any polyhedron having five plane faces
hexahedron - any polyhedron having six plane faces
octahedron - any polyhedron having eight plane faces
decahedron - any polyhedron having ten plane faces
dodecahedron - any polyhedron having twelve plane faces
icosahedron - any polyhedron having twenty plane faces
ideal solid, Platonic body, Platonic solid, regular convex polyhedron, regular convex solid, regular polyhedron - any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent
prismatoid - a polyhedron whose vertices all lie in one or the other of two parallel planes; the faces that lie in those planes are the bases of the prismatoid
trapezohedron - a polyhedron whose faces are trapeziums
Translations
mnohostěn
monitahokas
wielościan
polyeder

polyhedron

[ˌpɒlɪˈhiːdrən] N (polyhedrons or polyhedra (pl)) [ˌpɒlɪˈhiːdrə]poliedro m

polyhedron

nPolyeder nt, → Vielflächner m

polyhedron

[ˌpɒlɪˈhiːdrən] npoliedro
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