Hexahedron Hex`a*he"dron, n.; pl. E. {Hexahedrons}, L. {Hexahedra}. [Hexa- + Gr. ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit: cf. F. hexa[`e]dre.] (Geom.) A solid body of six sides or faces. [1913 Webster]

{Regular hexahedron}, a hexagon having six equal squares for its sides; a cube. [1913 Webster]

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  • hexahedron — [hek΄sə hē′drən] n. pl. hexahedrons or hexahedra [hek΄sə hē′drə] [ModL < Gr hexaedron: see HEXA & HEDRON] a solid figure with six plane surfaces: see POLYHEDRON hexahedral adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hexahedron — A hexahedron (plural: hexahedra) is a polyhedron with six faces. A regular hexahedron, with all its faces square, is a cube.There many kinds of hexahedron, some topologically similar to the cube, and some not. Three are briefly examined… …   Wikipedia

  • hexahedron —    A polyhedron having six quadrilateral faces. A cube is an equilateral hexahedron, as well as being a prismatoid. The regular hexahedron is one of the five Platonic solids (along with the tetrahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron) …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • hexahedron — noun /hɛksəˈhiːdrən/ A polyhedron with six faces; the regular hexahedron is more commonly called the cube and is one of the Platonic solids. See Also: hexahedral …   Wiktionary

  • hexahedron — šešiasienis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hexahedron vok. Hexaeder, m; Sechsflach, n; Sechsflächner, m rus. гексаэдр, m; шестигранник, m pranc. hexaèdre, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • hexahedron — heksaedras statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hexahedron vok. Hexaeder, m rus. гексаэдр, m pranc. hexaèdre, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • hexahedron — noun (plural drons; also hexahedra) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek hexaedron, from neuter of hexaedros of six surfaces, from hexa + hedra seat more at sit Date: 1571 a polyhedron of six faces (as a cube) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hexahedron — hexahedral, adj. /hek seuh hee dreuhn/, n., pl. hexahedrons, hexahedra / dreuh/. a solid figure having six faces, as a cube. See illus. under cube. [1565 75; < Gk hexáedron. See HEXA , HEDRON] * * * …   Universalium

  • hexahedron — hex·a·he·dron || ‚heksÉ™ hedrÉ™n , hɪːd n. solid shape having six faces (as in a cube) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hexahedron — [ˌhɛksə hi:drən, hɛd ] noun (plural hexahedra or hexahedrons) a solid figure with six plane faces. Derivatives hexahedral adjective Origin C16: from Gk hexaedron, neut. of hexaedros six faced …   English new terms dictionary

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