Polytope meaning

(geometry) A finite region of n-dimensional space bounded by hyperplanes; the geometrical entity represented by the general term of the infinite sequence "point, line, polygon, polyhedron...".
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(geometrical figure): polygon (2d figure), polyhedron (3d figure), hypercube (generalised cube), simplex (generalised tetrahedron), tesseract (4d cube)
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Origin of polytope

  • From German Polytop, equivalent to poly- (“many”) + -tope (“surface”). Coined by Hoppe in 1882 and introduced to English by Alicia Boole Stott.

    From Wiktionary