trihedral

[trahy-hee-druh l]
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adjective Geometry.

having, or formed by, three planes meeting in a point: a trihedral angle.

noun

a trihedron.

Origin of trihedral

First recorded in 1780–90; tri- + -hedral
Related formssub·tri·he·dral, adjective
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trihedral

adjective

having or formed by three plane faces meeting at a point

noun

a figure formed by the intersection of three lines in different planes

Word Origin for trihedral

C18: from tri- + Greek hedra base, seat + -al 1
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