polyhedron

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EtymologyEdit

From New Latin polyedron, from Ancient Greek πολύεδρος (polúedros, having many seats), from πολυ- (polu-, many) + ἕδρα (hédra, seat); compare French polyèdre. By surface analysis, poly- +‎ -hedron.

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  • (UK) enPR: pŏlēhē'drən, IPA(key): /pɒliˈhiːdɹən/
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NounEdit

polyhedron (plural polyhedra or polyhedrons)

  1. (geometry) A solid figure with many flat faces and straight edges.
  2. (optics) A polyscope, or multiplying glass.

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