Definitions for polyhedronˌpɒl iˈhi drən
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pol•y•he•dron*ˌpɒl iˈhi drən(n.)(pl.)-drons, -dra
a solid figure having many faces.
Origin of polyhedron:
1560–70; < Gk polýedron, neut. of polýedros having many bases. See poly -, -hedron
a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
A solid figure with many flat faces and straight edges.
A polyscope, or multiplying glass.
a body or solid contained by many sides or planes
a polyscope, or multiplying glass
In geometry, a polyhedron is a solid in three dimensions with flat faces and straight edges. The word polyhedron comes from the Classical Greek πολύεδρον, as poly- + -hedron. A polyhedron is a 3-dimensional example of the more general polytope in any number of dimensions.
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