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- n. A finite region of n-dimensional space bounded by hyperplanes; the geometrical entity represented by the general term of the infinite sequence "point, line, polygon, polyhedron, ...".
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form in n-dimensional geometry corresponding to a polygon or polyhedron.
From German Polytop coined by Hoppe in 1882. Introduced to English by Alicia Boole Stott.. Composition: poly- ("many") + -tope ("surface") (Wiktionary)