Decahedra
Decahedron Dec`a*he"dron, n.; pl. E. {Decahedrons}, L. {Decahedra}. [Pref. deca- + Gr. 'e`dra a seat, a base, fr. 'e`zesthai to sit: cf. F. d['e]ca[`e]dre.] (Geom.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces. [Written also, less correctly, {decaedron}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • decahedra — n. shape with ten sides (Geometry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decaedron — Decahedron Dec a*he dron, n.; pl. E. {Decahedrons}, L. {Decahedra}. [Pref. deca + Gr. e dra a seat, a base, fr. e zesthai to sit: cf. F. d[ e]ca[ e]dre.] (Geom.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces. [Written also, less correctly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decahedron — Dec a*he dron, n.; pl. E. {Decahedrons}, L. {Decahedra}. [Pref. deca + Gr. e dra a seat, a base, fr. e zesthai to sit: cf. F. d[ e]ca[ e]dre.] (Geom.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces. [Written also, less correctly,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decahedrons — Decahedron Dec a*he dron, n.; pl. E. {Decahedrons}, L. {Decahedra}. [Pref. deca + Gr. e dra a seat, a base, fr. e zesthai to sit: cf. F. d[ e]ca[ e]dre.] (Geom.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces. [Written also, less correctly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decahedron — noun (plural drons or decahedra) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1828 a polyhedron of 10 faces …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Decahedron — In geometry, a decahedron is a polyhedron with 10 faces. There are 32300 topologically distinct decahedra[1][2] and none are regular, so this name is ambiguous. With regular faces: Octagonal prism (uniform 8 prism) Square antiprism (uniform 4… …   Wikipedia

  • decahedron — decahedral /dek euh hee dreuhl/, adj. /dek euh hee dreuhn/, n., pl. decahedrons, decahedra / dreuh/. Geom. a solid figure having ten faces. [1820 30; < NL; see DECA , HEDRON] * * * …   Universalium

  • decahedron —    A polyhedron with ten polygon faces. The plural can be either decahedrons or decahedra …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • decahedron — [ˌdɛkə hi:dr(ə)n, hɛd ] noun (plural decahedra or decahedrons) a solid figure with ten plane faces. Derivatives decahedral adjective Origin C19: from deca + hedron …   English new terms dictionary

  • decahedron — /dɛkəˈhidrən / (say dekuh heedruhn) noun (plural decahedrons or decahedra /dɛkəˈhidrə/ (say dekuh heedruh)) a solid figure having ten faces. {deca + hedron} –decahedral, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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