American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A solid bounded by polygons.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geometry, a solid bounded by plane faces.
- n. In optics, a multiplying glass or lens consisting of several plane surfaces disposed in a convex form, through each of which an object is seen; a polyscope.
- n. In bot.,in Hydrodictyon or water-net, one of the special angular cells with horn-like processes formed by the swarm-cells produced in the zygospore, within each of which a new cœnobium is developed.
- n. geometry A solid figure with many flat faces and straight edges.
- n. optics A polyscope, or multiplying glass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A body or solid contained by many sides or planes.
- n. (Opt.) A polyscope, or multiplying glass.
- n. a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
- From New Latin, from Ancient Greek πολύεδρον (poluedron), from πολύς (polus, "many") + ἕδρα (hedra, "seat"); compare French polyèdre. (Wiktionary)
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“A dodecahedron is any polyhedron with twelve faces, but usually a regular dodecahedron is meant: a Platonic solid composed of twelve regular pentagonal faces, with three meeting at each vertex.”
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“You can now visualize the spikey polyhedron (which Michael Trott discussed in a recent blog post) instantly using the new PolyhedronData function in Mathematica.”
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