polyhedral angle

noun Geometry.

a configuration consisting of the lateral faces of a polyhedron around one of its vertices. The portion of a pyramid including one of its points is such a configuration.

Origin of polyhedral angle

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for polyhedral angle

polyhedral angle
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈhiːdrəl) /


a geometric configuration formed by the intersection of three or more planes, such as the faces of a polyhedron, that have a common vertexSee also solid angle
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