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hexahedron n : any polyhedron having six plane faces

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  • , /hɛksəˈhiːdrən/, /hEks.@."hi.dr@n/


  1. A polyhedron with six faces; the regular hexahedron is more commonly called the cube and is one of the Platonic solids.


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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 below: There are three further topologically distinct hexahedra that can only be realised as concave figures:


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hexahedron in Esperanto: Sesedro
hexahedron in French: Hexaèdre
hexahedron in Korean: 육면체
hexahedron in Italian: Esaedro
hexahedron in Japanese: 六面体
hexahedron in Norwegian: Heksaeder
hexahedron in Portuguese: Hexaedro
hexahedron in Thai: ทรงหกหน้า
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