polyhedron [ päl′i hē] ′drən
noun pl. or polyhedrons polyhedra
a solid figure, esp. one with more than six plane surfaces
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polyedron, neut. of polyedros: see poly- & -hedron Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun pl. pol·y·he·drons
A solid bounded by polygons.
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A six- or more-sided object. A group of connected polygons.
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Plural polyhedrons polyhedrons
A three-dimensional geometric figure whose sides are polygons. A tetrahedron, for example, is a polyhedron having four triangular sides. ♦ A
regular polyhedron is a polyhedron whose faces are all congruent regular polygons. The regular tetrahedron (pyramid), hexahedron (cube), octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron are the five regular polyhedrons. Regular polyhedrons are a type of Archimedean solid. Related Forms: The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.