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  1. regular polyhedron, regular convex solid, regular convex polyhedron, Platonic body, Platonic solid, ideal solidnoun

    any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent

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  1. Platonic solidnoun

    Any one of the following five polyhedra: the regular tetrahedron, the cube, the regular octahedron, the regular dodecahedron and the regular icosahedron.

    Etymology: Named after the Greek philosopher Plato, who wrote about these solids in his treatise Timaeus.

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  1. Platonic solid

    In Euclidean geometry, a Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. The faces are congruent, regular polygons, with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex. There are exactly five solids which meet those criteria; each is named according to its number of faces. The aesthetic beauty and symmetry of the Platonic solids have made them a favorite subject of geometers for thousands of years. They are named for the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, who theorized in his dialogue, the Timaeus, that the classical elements were constructed from these regular solids.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of platonic solid in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of platonic solid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  • platonischer FeststoffGerman
  • ಪ್ಲಾಟೋನಿಕ್ ಘನKannada

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