tesseract

[ tes-uh-rakt ]
/ ˈtɛs əˌrækt /
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noun

the generalization of a cube to four dimensions.

Nearby words

  1. tessellate,
  2. tessellated,
  3. tessellated fundus,
  4. tessellation,
  5. tessera,
  6. tesserae,
  7. tessie,
  8. tessin,
  9. tessitura,
  10. test

Origin of tesseract

1885–90; < Greek tésser(es) four + aktís ray

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Word Origin and History for tesseract

tesseract

n.

1888, from tessera + Greek aktis "ray" (see actino-).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for tesseract

tesseract

[ tĕsə-răkt′ ]

A four-dimensional hypercube, having sixteen corners. See more at hypercube.
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