tetrahedral
adjective Date: 1794 1. being a polyhedral angle with four faces 2. relating to, forming, or having the form of a tetrahedron • tetrahedrally adverb

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  • Tetrahedral — Tet ra*he dral, a. [See {Tetrahedron}.] 1. Having, or composed of, four sides. [1913 Webster] 2. (Crystallog.) (a) Having the form of the regular tetrahedron. (b) Pertaining or related to a tetrahedron, or to the system of hemihedral forms to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetrahedral — [te΄trə hē′drəl] adj. of, or having the form of, a tetrahedron tetrahedrally adv …   English World dictionary

  • tetrahedral — tetrahedron ► NOUN (pl. tetrahedra or tetrahedrons) ▪ a solid having four plane triangular faces. DERIVATIVES tetrahedral adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • tetrahedral — tetrahedrally, adv. /te treuh hee dreuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or having the form of a tetrahedron. 2. having four lateral planes in addition to the top and bottom. [1785 95; TETRAHEDR(ON) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tetrahedral — adjective a) in the shape of a tetrahedron b) having four faces, four apices and six edges …   Wiktionary

  • tetrahedral — tet·ra·he·dral || ‚tetrÉ™ hedrÉ™l / hɪːd adj. having four triangular surfaces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tetrahedral — a. Four sided …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tetrahedral — tet·ra·he·dral …   English syllables

  • tetrahedral — tet•ra•he•dral [[t]ˌtɛ trəˈhi drəl[/t]] adj. 1) math. pertaining to or having the form of a tetrahedron 2) math. having four lateral planes in addition to the top and bottom • Etymology: 1785–95 tet ra•he′dral•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • tetrahedral — /tɛtrəˈhidrəl/ (say tetruh heedruhl) adjective 1. relating to or having the form of a tetrahedron. 2. having four lateral planes in addition to the top and bottom. {tetrahedr(on) + al1} –tetrahedrally, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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