Octahedron Definition

ŏktə-hēdrən
octahedra, octahedrons
noun
A solid figure with eight plane surfaces.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Octahedron

Noun

Singular:
octahedron
Plural:
octahedra, octahedrons

Origin of Octahedron

  • Greek oktaedron from neuter of oktaedros having eight sides okta- octo- -edros sided –hedron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὀκτώ (oktō, “eight") + ἕδρα (hedra, “seat").

    From Wiktionary

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