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parallelepiped

[par-uh-lel-uh-pahy-pid, -pip-id]
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noun
  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

parallelepiped

parallelopiped parallelepipedon (ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən)

noun
  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

parallelepiped

[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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