any polyhedron having eight plane faces
a polyhedron with eight faces; the regular octahedron has regular triangles as faces and is one of the Platonic solids.
Origin: From ὀκτώ + ἕδρα.
In geometry, an octahedron is a polyhedron with eight faces. A regular octahedron is a Platonic solid composed of eight equilateral triangles, four of which meet at each vertex. An octahedron is the three-dimensional case of the more general concept of a cross polytope.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ok-ta-hē′dron, n. a solid bounded by eight faces.—adj. Octahē′dral. [Gr. oktō, eight, hedra, a base.]
The numerical value of octahedron in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of octahedron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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