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rectangular parallelepiped


 (păr′ə-lĕl′ə-pī′pĭd, -pĭp′ĭd)
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).]


(ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɛd) or




(ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən) or


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]


(ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpaɪ pɪd, -ˈpɪp ɪd)

a prism with six faces, all parallelograms.
[1560–70; < Greek parallēlepípedon body with parallel surfaces]


A solid geometric figure having six faces, each one being a parallelogram.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parallelepiped - a prism whose bases are parallelogramsparallelepiped - 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)


[ˌpærəˌleləˈpaɪped] Nparalelepípedo m


[ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɛd] nparallelepipedo
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