Definition of hexahedron in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌheksəˈhēdrən/

noun (plural hexahedrons or hexahedra /-drə/)

A solid figure with six plane faces.
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.



Pronunciation: /-drəl/
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.


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

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Syllabification: hex·a·he·dron

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