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[par-uh-lel-uh-pahy-pid, -pip-id]
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  1. 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, -duh n] /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
Related formspar·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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Historical Examples

  • I have yet the Sassanides, the Sermon on the Mount and the parallelepipedon on my thoughts.

    The Awakening of Spring

    Frank Wedekind

British Dictionary definitions for parallelepipedon


parallelopiped parallelepipedon (ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən)

  1. a geometric solid whose six faces are parallelograms
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Word Origin

C16: from Greek parallēlepipedon; from parallēlos parallel + epipedon plane surface, from epi- + pedon ground
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parallelepipedon in Science


[păr′ə-lĕl′ə-pīpĭd, -pĭpĭd]
  1. A polyhedron with six faces, each a parallelogram and each being parallel to the opposite face.
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