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# parallelepiped

[par-uh-lel-uh-pahy-pid, -pip-id]
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noun
1. a prism with six faces, all parallelograms.
Also par·al·lel·e·pip·e·don [par-uh-lel-uh-pip-i-don, -duh n] /ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpɪp ɪˌdɒn, -dən/, par·al·lel·o·pi·ped.

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1560–70; < Greek parallēlepípedon body with parallel surfaces, equivalent to parállēl(os) parallel + epípedon plane, noun use of neuter of epípedos flat, equivalent to epi- epi- + pédon ground
Related formspar·al·lel·e·pip·e·dic [par-uh-lel-uh-pip-i-dik] /ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpɪp ɪ dɪk/, par·al·lel·e·pip·e·don·al, par·al·lel·e·pip·e·dous, adjective
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## Examples from the Web for parallelepiped

### Historical Examples

• #### That a parallel projection of a parallelepiped is a parallelepiped.

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8

Various

• #### The same may be said for the proposition about the diagonal plane of a parallelepiped.

The Teaching of Geometry

David Eugene Smith

• #### The volume of any parallelepiped is equal to the product of its base by its altitude.

The Teaching of Geometry

David Eugene Smith

• #### Archimedes proves that the volume of the solid so cut off is one sixth part of the volume of the parallelepiped.

Archimedes

Thomas Little Heath

• #### "Parallelepiped" is from the Greek parallelos (parallel) and epipedon (a plane surface), from epi (on) and pedon (ground).

The Teaching of Geometry

David Eugene Smith

British Dictionary definitions for parallelepiped

# parallelepiped

### parallelopipedparallelepipedon (ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən)

noun
1. a geometric solid whose six faces are parallelograms

## Word Origin

C16: from Greek parallēlepipedon; from parallēlos parallel + epipedon plane surface, from epi- + pedon ground
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

parallelepiped in Science

# parallelepiped

[păr′ə-lĕl′ə-pīpĭd, -pĭpĭd]
1. A polyhedron with six faces, each a parallelogram and each being parallel to the opposite face.