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Meaning of DODECAHEDRON

Pronunciation:  dow`deku'heedrun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any polyhedron having twelve plane faces
 

DODECAHEDRON is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: polyhedron

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Do*dec`a*he"dron\, n. [Gr. ?; ? twelve + ? seat,
bottom, base: cf. F. dod['e]ca[`e]dre.] (Geom. & Crystallog.)
A solid having twelve faces.

Note: The regular dodecahedron is bounded by twelve equal and
      regular pentagons; the pyritohedron (see
      {Pyritohedron}) is related to it; the rhombic
      dodecahedron is bounded by twelve equal rhombic faces.

 

 

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