Definition of hexahedron in English:

hexahedron

Syllabification: hex·a·he·dron
Pronunciation: /ˌheksəˈhēdrən
 
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noun (plural hexahedrons or hexahedra /-drə/)

  • A solid figure with six plane faces.
    More example sentences
    • It is commonly called a cube but is formally known as a hexahedron.
    • The regular hexahedron is part of the family of 5 platonic solids, which are the most regular polyhedra.
    • To build an origami hexahedron you will need three of these shapes with three different colors.

Derivatives

hexahedral

adjective
More example sentences
  • The aim of this project is to develop an algorithm for the generation of hexahedral element meshes.
  • The capsule is roughly hexahedral and comprises six edge-sharing triangles with two metal ions on each edge.
  • The eight-node hexahedral elements are therefore superior to tetrahedral elements for finite element analysis.

Origin

late 16th century: from Greek hexaedron, neuter (used as a noun) of hexaedros 'six-faced'.

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