Platonic solid

noun Geometry.

one of the five regular polyhedrons: tetrahedron, octahedron, hexahedron, icosahedron, or dodecahedron.

Origin of Platonic solid

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for platonic solid

Platonic solid


any of the five possible regular polyhedra: cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedronAlso called (esp formerly): Platonic body

Word Origin for Platonic solid

C17: named after Plato 1, who was the first to list them
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