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parallelepiped

[ par-uh-lel-uh-pahy-pid, -pip-id ]
/ ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpaɪ pɪd, -ˈpɪp ɪd /
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noun

a prism with six faces, all parallelograms.

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Also par·al·lel·e·pip·e·don [par-uh-lel-uh-pip-i-don, -duhn], /ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpɪp ɪˌdɒn, -dən/, par·al·lel·o·pi·ped.

Origin of parallelepiped

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

OTHER WORDS FROM parallelepiped

par·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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British Dictionary definitions for parallelepiped

parallelepiped

parallelopiped parallelepipedon (ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən)

/ (ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɛd) /

noun

a geometric solid whose six faces are parallelograms

Word Origin for parallelepiped

C16: from Greek parallēlepipedon; from parallēlos parallel + epipedon plane surface, from epi- + pedon ground
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Scientific definitions for parallelepiped

parallelepiped
[ păr′ə-lĕl′ə-pīpĭd, -pĭpĭd ]

A polyhedron with six faces, each a parallelogram and each being parallel to the opposite face.
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