Having many sides or facets. [G. polyedros, many-sided, fr. poly- + G. hedra, seat, facet]

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poly·he·dral (pol″e-heґdrəl) [poly- + Gr. hedra seat, base] having many faces or sides.

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  • Polyhedral — Pol y*he dral, Polyhedrical Pol y*hed ric*al, a. [See {Polyhedron}.] (Geom.) Having many sides, as a solid body. [1913 Webster] {Polyhedral angle}, an angle bounded by three or more plane angles having a common vertex. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polyhedral — polyhedron ► NOUN (pl. polyhedra or polyhedrons) Geometry ▪ a solid figure with many plane faces, typically more than six. DERIVATIVES polyhedral adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • polyhedral — adjective see polyhedron …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polyhedral — /pol ee hee dreuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or having the shape of a polyhedron. [1805 15; < Gk polýedr(os) many based (see POLYHEDRON) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • polyhedral — adjective a) (Of a solid or surface.) Having multiple planar faces or facets. b) (Of a fixed wing aircraft.) Having multiple dihedral angles along the wingspan …   Wiktionary

  • polyhedral — Synonyms and related words: bifacial, bilateral, dihedral, flanked, handed, lateral, many sided, multiangular, multilateral, one sided, polygonal, prismatic, prismoid, pyramidal, pyramidic, quadrilateral, sided, tetrahedral, three sided,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • polyhedral — pol·y·he·dral || ‚pÉ’lɪ hedrÉ™l / hɪː adj. pertaining to a polyhedron; having several plane surfaces (usually more than six) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polyhedral — poly·he·dral …   English syllables

  • polyhedral — /pɒliˈhidrəl/ (say polee heedruhl) adjective many faced …   Australian-English dictionary

  • polyhedral — adjective of or relating to or resembling a polyhedron • Pertains to noun: ↑polyhedron • Derivationally related forms: ↑polyhedron …   Useful english dictionary

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