Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A polyhedron, such as a cube, that has six faces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A polyhedron with six faces; the regular hexahedron is more commonly called the cube and is one of the Platonic solids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A solid body of six sides or faces.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A solid body having six faces; especially, the regular hexahedron or cube. Also hexaëdron.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any polyhedron having six plane faces

Etymologies

Greek hexaedron, from neuter of hexaedros, having six sides : hexa-, hexa- + -edros, sided; see -hedron.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
hexa- + -hedron (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Plato, the dialectician, condescended to allow to God the liberty of making five worlds; because, said he, there are five regular solids in geometry, the tetrahedron, the cube, the hexahedron, the dodecahedron, and the icosahedron.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • After several years of moving my belongings in and out of storage, I can see the appeal of this portable, hexahedron lifestyle.

    GOOD

  • To optimize the mentioned facilities a beverage bottle (or packaging in general) should be a rectangular cuboid (six rectangular faces), also called a rectangular hexahedron, or rectangular parallelepiped.

    Multichannel News: Business News

  • The mesher delivers a perfect form of the forming part, based on high-precision hexahedron technology with a minimum of elements.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • (lead = ` plumb '), i.e. perpendicular bisector; zesvlak ` six-plane,' i.e. hexahedron.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 2

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