noun (plural -drons or decahedra) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1828 a polyhedron of 10 faces

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Decahedron — Dec a*he dron, n.; pl. E. {Decahedrons}, L. {Decahedra}. [Pref. deca + Gr. e dra a seat, a base, fr. e zesthai to sit: cf. F. d[ e]ca[ e]dre.] (Geom.) A solid figure or body inclosed by ten plane surfaces. [Written also, less correctly,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decahedron — ► NOUN (pl. decahedra or decahedrons) ▪ a solid figure with ten plane faces …   English terms dictionary

  • decahedron — [dek΄ə hē′drən] n. pl. decahedrons or decahedra [dek΄ə hē′drə] [ModL: see DECA & HEDRON] a solid figure with ten plane surfaces decahedral [dek΄ə hē′drəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Decahedron — In geometry, a decahedron is a polyhedron with 10 faces. There are 32300 topologically distinct decahedra[1][2] and none are regular, so this name is ambiguous. With regular faces: Octagonal prism (uniform 8 prism) Square antiprism (uniform 4… …   Wikipedia

  • decahedron — n. a solid figure with ten faces. Derivatives: decahedral adj. Etymology: DECA + HEDRON after POLYHEDRON * * * decahedron Geom. (dɛkəˈhiːdrən) [Representing a Gr. *δεκάεδρον, neuter of *δεκάεδρος, on the model of ἑξάεδρος, f. δέκα ten + ἔδρα seat …   Useful english dictionary

  • decahedron — decahedral /dek euh hee dreuhl/, adj. /dek euh hee dreuhn/, n., pl. decahedrons, decahedra / dreuh/. Geom. a solid figure having ten faces. [1820 30; < NL; see DECA , HEDRON] * * * …   Universalium

  • decahedron — noun A polyhedron with ten faces …   Wiktionary

  • decahedron — n. shape with ten sides (Geometry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decahedron —    A polyhedron with ten polygon faces. The plural can be either decahedrons or decahedra …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • decahedron — [ˌdɛkə hi:dr(ə)n, hɛd ] noun (plural decahedra or decahedrons) a solid figure with ten plane faces. Derivatives decahedral adjective Origin C19: from deca + hedron …   English new terms dictionary