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ˌrɒm bəˈhi drənrhom·bo·he·dron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhombohedronnoun

    a parallelepiped bounded by six similar faces (either rhombuses or parallelograms)


  1. rhombohedronnoun

    A prism with six faces, each a rhombus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhombohedronnoun

    a solid contained by six rhomboids; a parallelopiped

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. rhomb + seat, base.]


  1. Rhombohedron

    In geometry, a rhombohedron is a three-dimensional figure like a cube, except that its faces are not squares but rhombi. It is a special case of a parallelepiped where all edges are the same length. In general the rhombohedron can have three types of rhomboid faces in congruent opposite pairs. If all of the non-obtuse internal angles of the faces are equal, it can be called a trigonal trapezohedron. Another special case is that, where there is a plane of symmetry through four vertices, and a special case of that, where there is another plane of symmetry through the other four vertices. The cube combines these special properties, and so is a special case of the rhombohedron. A less symmetric example is a rhombic prism, constructed by two rhombi and 4 squares, with D2h symmetry. The rhombohedral lattice system has rhombohedral cells, with 3 pairs of unique rhombic faces:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rhombohedron

    rom-bō-hē′dron, n. a solid bounded by six rhombic planes.—adj. Rhombohē′dral.—adv. Rhombohē′drally. [Gr. rhombos, rhomb, hedra, a base.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhombohedron in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rhombohedron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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