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trihedral

[ trahy-hee-druhl ]
/ traɪˈhi drəl /
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adjective Geometry.
having, or formed by, three planes meeting in a point: a trihedral angle.
noun
a trihedron.
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Origin of trihedral

First recorded in 1780–90; tri- + -hedral

OTHER WORDS FROM trihedral

sub·tri·he·dral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trihedral

trihedral
/ (traɪˈhiːdrəl) /

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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