Platonic solid

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Platonic solid

n
(Mathematics) any of the five possible regular polyhedra: cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron. Also called (esp formerly): Platonic body
[C17: named after Plato1, who was the first to list them]
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 Noun 1 Platonic solid - any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruentpolyhedron - a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or facesregular tetrahedron - a tetrahedron with four equilateral triangular facescube, regular hexahedron - a hexahedron with six equal squares as facesregular dodecahedron - a dodecahedron with twelve regular pentagons as facesregular octahedron - an octahedron with eight equilateral triangles as facesregular icosahedron - an icosahedron with twenty equilateral triangles as faces
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