Tesseract meaning

tĕsə-răkt
A four-dimensional hypercube, having sixteen corners.
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Open source optical character recognition (OCR) software that is available for more than 30 spoken languages. Considered one of the most accurate OCR recognition engines, Tesseract runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. Developed by HP starting in the 1980s, it was released as open source in 2005 by HP and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Since then, Google has sponsored development.
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(science fiction) Any of various fictional mechanisms that explain extradimensional, superluminal, or time travel outside the geometry of the physical universe.
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A four-dimensional hypercube.
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(mathematics) The four-dimensional analogue of a cube; a 4D polytope bounded by eight cubes (in the same way a cube is bounded by six squares).
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Origin of tesseract

  • Greek tessera neuter pl. of tesseres four tessera aktīs ray of light actino–

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

  • From tessara- (“four-") + Ancient Greek ἀκτίς (aktis, “ray").

    From Wiktionary