Regular tetrahedron
Tetrahedron Tet`ra*he"dron, n. [Tetra- + Gr. ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit.] (Geom.) A solid figure inclosed or bounded by four triangles. [1913 Webster]

Note: In crystallography, the regular tetrahedron is regarded as the hemihedral form of the regular octahedron. [1913 Webster]

{Regular tetrahedron} (Geom.), a solid bounded by four equal equilateral triangles; one of the five regular solids. [1913 Webster]


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  • regular tetrahedron — noun a tetrahedron with four equilateral triangular faces • Hypernyms: ↑regular polyhedron, ↑regular convex solid, ↑regular convex polyhedron, ↑Platonic body, ↑Platonic solid, ↑ideal solid …   Useful english dictionary

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  • regular convex polyhedron — noun any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent • Syn: ↑regular polyhedron, ↑regular convex solid, ↑Platonic body, ↑Platonic solid, ↑ideal solid • Hypernyms: ↑polyhedron …   Useful english dictionary

  • regular convex solid — noun any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent • Syn: ↑regular polyhedron, ↑regular convex polyhedron, ↑Platonic body, ↑Platonic solid, ↑ideal solid • Hypernyms: ↑polyhedron …   Useful english dictionary

  • regular polyhedron — noun any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent • Syn: ↑regular convex solid, ↑regular convex polyhedron, ↑Platonic body, ↑Platonic solid, ↑ideal solid • Hypernyms: ↑polyhedron …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetrahedron — noun /tɛtrəˈhiːdrən/ a polyhedron with four faces; the regular tetrahedron, the faces of which are equal equilateral triangles, is one of the Platonic solids. See Also: tetrahedral …   Wiktionary

  • regular solid — noun : any of five regular polyhedrons : a regular tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, or icosahedron …   Useful english dictionary

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