- a prism with six faces, all parallelograms.
Origin of parallelepiped
Examples from the Web for parallelepiped
Historical Examples of parallelepiped
That a parallel projection of a parallelepiped is a parallelepiped.
The same may be said for the proposition about the diagonal plane of a parallelepiped.
The volume of any parallelepiped is equal to the product of its base by its altitude.
Archimedes proves that the volume of the solid so cut off is one sixth part of the volume of the parallelepiped.Archimedes
Thomas Little Heath
"Parallelepiped" is from the Greek parallelos (parallel) and epipedon (a plane surface), from epi (on) and pedon (ground).
parallelopiped parallelepipedon (ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən)
- a geometric solid whose six faces are parallelograms
Word Origin for parallelepiped
- A polyhedron with six faces, each a parallelogram and each being parallel to the opposite face.