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# octahedron

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Noun
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oc=ta=he=dron

## CIDE DICTIONARY

octahedronn. [Gr., fr. eight-side; 'okta- (for 'oktw` eight) + seat, base, from to sit.].
A solid bounded by eight faces. The regular octahedron is contained by eight equal equilateral triangles.  [1913 Webster]

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

octahedron, n. (pl. octahedrons or octahedra)
1 a solid figure contained by eight (esp. triangular) plane faces.
2 a body, esp. a crystal, in the form of a regular octahedron.

Idiom
regular octahedron an octahedron contained by equal and equilateral triangles.
Derivative
Etymology
Gk oktaedron (as OCTA-, -HEDRON)

## ROGET THESAURUS

### Angularity

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