Definitions for polyhedronˌpɒl iˈhi drən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pol•y•he•dron*ˌpɒl iˈhi drən(n.)(pl.)-drons, -dra

  1. a solid figure having many faces.

    Category: Math

* (-drə)..

Origin of polyhedron:

1560–70; < Gk polýedron, neut. of polýedros having many bases. See poly -, -hedron


Princeton's WordNet

  1. polyhedron(noun)

    a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces


  1. polyhedron(Noun)

    A solid figure with many flat faces and straight edges.

  2. polyhedron(Noun)

    A polyscope, or multiplying glass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polyhedron(noun)

    a body or solid contained by many sides or planes

  2. Polyhedron(noun)

    a polyscope, or multiplying glass


  1. Polyhedron

    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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