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two types of hexahedrons


n. pl. hex·a·he·drons or hex·a·he·dra (-drə)
A polyhedron, such as a cube, that has six faces.

[Greek hexaedron, from neuter of hexaedros, having six sides : hexa-, hexa- + -edros, sided; see -hedron.]

hex′a·he′dral (-drəl) adj.


n, pl -drons or -dra (-drə)
(Mathematics) a solid figure having six plane faces. A regular hexahedron (cube) has square faces. See also polyhedron
ˌhexaˈhedral adj


(ˌhɛk səˈhi drən)

n., pl. -drons, -dra (-drə).
a solid figure, as a cube, having six faces.
[1565–75; < Greek hexáedron]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hexahedron - any polyhedron having six plane faceshexahedron - any polyhedron having six plane faces
polyhedron - a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
rhombohedron - a parallelepiped bounded by six similar faces (either rhombuses or parallelograms)
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