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  • n. Plural form of polyhedron.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of polyhedron.


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  • (these are perfectly symmetric three-dimensional fi gures, called polyhedra, where all faces, edges, and angles are the same-there are fi ve such).

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  • The zonohedra are based on a different approach to constructing polyhedra.

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  • This set of five polyhedra came with the faces already numbered, to make it easy to see that there were 12 sides on a dodacahedron, or 20 on an icosahedron, which made them easy to use as dice.

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  • So it may be that they also invented this use for polyhedra, but I was unaware of them so I am at least an independant re-inventor.

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  • I had seen a set of models of the regular polyhedra in my High School trig class, and decided that a “12-sided teetotum” must be the 12-sdied thingy (a regular dodecahedron) I had seen in the set.

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  • I was the first person to USE what were then being sold as “Models of the five regular polyhedra” (for mathematics teachers to show to their students), AS DICE.

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  • Yet the homology sphere is a sphere with the rotational group SO (3) “modulo” a discrete set of rotations which describe a polytope or polyhedra.

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  • “The flexi-hedra started off as a whimsical use of the new flexible path feature,” says Nerd, “Once I'd seen the outcome I was hooked and developed a range of polyhedra to be given the same treatment.”

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  • The physics, as described in Beating Kelvin's Partition of Space, is Denis Weaire and Robert Phelan's discovery of an improvement on Lord Kelvin's 1887 solution (14-sided polyhedra) to partitioning space with minimal interface area.

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  • G. polyhedra is found in droves around ice shelves, it bioluminesces, and it can hibernate inside the ice.

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