Definitions for octahedronˌɒk təˈhi drən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oc•ta•he•dron*ˌɒk təˈhi drən(n.)(pl.)-drons, -dra

  1. a solid figure having eight faces.

    Category: Math

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Origin of octahedron:

1560–70; < Gk oktáedron eight-sided =okta-octa - +-edron -hedron


Princeton's WordNet

  1. octahedron(noun)

    any polyhedron having eight plane faces


  1. octahedron(Noun)

    a polyhedron with eight faces; the regular octahedron has regular triangles as faces and is one of the Platonic solids.

  2. Origin: From ὀκτώ + ἕδρα.


  1. Octahedron

    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.


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