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hexahedron

[hek-suh-hee-druh n]
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noun, plural hex·a·he·drons, hex·a·he·dra [hek-suh-hee-druh] /ˌhɛk səˈhi drə/.
  1. a solid figure having six faces, as a cube.
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Origin of hexahedron

From the Greek word hexáedron, dating back to 1565–75. See hexa-, -hedron
Related formshex·a·he·dral, adjective
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Related Words for hexahedron

die, hexahedron, hexagon, hexagram

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Historical Examples of hexahedron

  • This is bounded by six square faces parallel to the cubic planes of symmetry; it is known also as the hexahedron.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for hexahedron

hexahedron

noun
  1. a solid figure having six plane faces. A regular hexahedron (cube) has square facesSee also polyhedron
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Derived Formshexahedral, adjective
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hexahedron in Science

hexahedron

[hĕk′sə-hēdrən]
Plural hexahedrons hexahedra
  1. A polyhedron, such as a cube, that has six faces.
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