# Dictionary Definition

hexahedron n : any polyhedron having six plane
faces

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

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

### Noun

- 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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# Extensive Definition

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:

## References

## See also

## External links

- Polyhedra with 4-7 Faces by Steven Dutch

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