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Platonic solid

Platonic solid

WordNet



noun


(1)   Any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent
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Etymology


Named after the Greek philosopher Plato, who wrote about these solids in his treatise Timaeus.

Noun



  1. Any one of the following five polyhedra: the regular tetrahedron, the cube, the regular octahedron, the regular dodecahedron and the regular icosahedron.

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