[ hek-suh-hee-druhn ]
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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.

Origin of hexahedron

From the Greek word hexáedron, dating back to 1565–75. See hexa-, -hedron

Other words from hexahedron

  • hex·a·he·dral, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hexahedron


/ (ˌhɛksəˈhiːdrən) /

  1. a solid figure having six plane faces. A regular hexahedron (cube) has square faces: See also polyhedron

Derived forms of hexahedron

  • hexahedral, adjective

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Scientific definitions for hexahedron


[ hĕk′sə-hēdrən ]

Plural hexahedrons hexahedra
  1. A polyhedron, such as a cube, that has six faces.

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