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hexahedron

[ hek-suh-hee-druh n ]
/ ˌhɛk səˈhi drən /
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noun, plural hex·a·he·drons, hex·a·he·dra [hek-suh-hee-druh] /ˌhɛk səˈhi drə/.

a solid figure having six faces, as a cube.

RELATED WORDS

die, hexagon, hexagram

Nearby words

hexafluoride, hexagon, hexagonal, hexagonally, hexagram, hexahedron, hexahemeron, hexahydrate, hexahydric, hexahydroaniline, hexahydrobenzene

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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Examples from the Web for 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|Various

British Dictionary definitions for hexahedron

hexahedron

/ (ˌhɛksəˈhiːdrən) /

noun

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

hexahedron

[ hĕk′sə-hēdrən ]

Plural hexahedrons hexahedra

A polyhedron, such as a cube, that has six faces.
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