Definitions for: Polyhedron

[n] a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces

Webster (1913) Definition: Pol`y*he"dron, n.; pl. E. Polyhedrons., L.
Polyhedra. [NL., fr. Gr. ? with many seats or sides; poly`s
many + ? a seat or side: cf. F. poly[`e]dre.]
1. (Geom.) A body or solid contained by many sides or planes.

2. (Opt.) A polyscope, or multiplying glass.

See Also: concave polyhedron, convex polyhedron, decahedron, dodecahedron, hexahedron, icosahedron, ideal solid, octahedron, pentahedron, Platonic body, Platonic solid, prism, prismatoid, pyramid, regular convex polyhedron, regular convex solid, regular polyhedron, solid, tetrahedron, trapezohedron

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