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[hek-suh-hee-druh n] /ˌhɛk səˈhi drən/
noun, plural hexahedrons, hexahedra
[hek-suh-hee-druh] /ˌhɛk səˈhi drə/ (Show IPA)
a solid figure having six faces, as a cube.
Origin of hexahedron
1565-75; < Greek hexáedron. See hexa-, -hedron
Related forms
hexahedral, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hexahedron
  • All faces of a regular hexahedron are congruent squares.
  • There are only one type of beam and hexahedron elements used in the calculation.
  • Although it may not be obvious, each outer face of each sub-hexahedron coincides with a face of the hexahedron.
British Dictionary definitions for hexahedron


a solid figure having six plane faces. A regular hexahedron (cube) has square faces See also polyhedron
Derived Forms
hexahedral, adjective
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hexahedron in Science
Plural hexahedrons or hexahedra
A polyhedron, such as a cube, that has six faces.
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