# parallelepiped

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## par·al·lel·e·pi·ped

(păr′ə-lĕl′ə-pī′pĭd, -pĭp′ĭd)*n.*

A solid with six faces, each a parallelogram and each being parallel to the opposite face.

[Greek parallēlepipedon : parallēlos,

*parallel*; see**parallel**+ epipedon,*plane surface*, from neuter sing. of epipedos,*level*(epi-,*epi-*+ pedon,*ground*; see ped- in Indo-European roots).]## parallelepiped

(ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɛd)*or*

## parallelopiped

;## parallelepipedon

(ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən)*or*

## parallelopipedon

*n*,

*pl*

**-pipeds**

*or*

**-pipeda**(-paɪpɪdə)

(Mathematics) a geometric solid whose six faces are parallelograms

[C16: from Greek

*parallēlepipedon;*from*parallēlos*parallel +*epipedon*plane surface, from epi- +*pedon*ground]## par•al•lel•e•pi•ped

(ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpaɪ pɪd, -ˈpɪp ɪd)*n.*

a prism with six faces, all parallelograms.

[1560–70; < Greek

*parallēlepípedon*body with parallel surfaces]## par·al·lel·e·pi·ped

(păr′ə-lĕl′ə-pī′pĭd) A solid geometric figure having six faces, each one being a parallelogram.

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Noun | 1. | parallelepiped - a prism whose bases are parallelogramsprism - 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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