hexahedron

[ hek-suh-hee-druh n ]
/ ˌhɛk səˈhi drən /

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.

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

hexahedron
/ (ˌhɛksəˈhiːdrən) /

noun

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

Derived forms of hexahedron

hexahedral, 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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