
Definition of Polyhedron
1. Noun. A solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces.
Specialized synonyms: Convex Polyhedron, Concave Polyhedron, Prism, Pyramid, Tetrahedron, Pentahedron, Hexahedron, Octahedron, Decahedron, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Ideal Solid, Platonic Body, Platonic Solid, Regular Convex Polyhedron, Regular Convex Solid, Regular Polyhedron, Prismatoid, Trapezohedron
Derivative terms: Polyhedral
Definition of Polyhedron
1. n. A body or solid contained by many sides or planes.
Definition of Polyhedron
1. Noun. (geometry) A solid figure with many flat faces and straight edges. ¹
2. Noun. (optics) A polyscope, or multiplying glass. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Polyhedron
1. [n DRA or DRONS]
Medical Definition of Polyhedron
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Origin: NL, fr. Gr. With many seats or sides; many + a seat or side: cf. F. Polyedre.
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Literary usage of Polyhedron
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1918)
"By the theorem the given polyhedron is either expressible as a sum of the boundaries
of some of the a2's determined by 7rt, 7r2, • • •, TTa or as a sum of ..."
2. The Collected Mathematical Papers of Arthur Cayley by Arthur Cayley (1891)
"And let the vertices and faces of the first polyhedron taken in any order be
represented by abode... KLM..., and the vertices and faces of the second ..."
3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The polyhedron center is the point of intersection of the 4 and two twofold ...
polyhedron vertices are labeled in agreement with Tables IIVI1 in the text. ..."
4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"The word polygon means figure of several angles, and polyhedron means solic or
several faces: ... Let there be a solid polyhedron, and beginning from one ..."
5. Plane and Solid Geometry by George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith (1913)
"polyhedron. A solid bounded by planes is called a polyhedron, For example, the
figures on ... The bounding planes are called the faces of the polyhedron, ..."
6. A Treatise on Analytical Statics: With Numerous Examples by Edward John Routh (1896)
"polyhedron of forces. The equations of Art. 44 have a geometrical ... Let any
closed polyhedron be constructed, let A1, A^ &c. be the areas of its faces. ..."
7. Report of the Annual Meeting (1857)
"On the polyhedron of Forces. By ¡. T. GRAVES, MA, FRS IF any number of forces,
represented in number and magnitude by the faces of a polyhedron, ..."
8. Solid Geometry by Percival Frost (1886)
"If the faces of any closed polyhedron be projected on any plane, the sttm of the
algebraical projections of the faces on any fixed plane will be zero. ..."