parallelepiped

[par-uh-lel-uh-pahy-pid, -pip-id]
noun
a prism with six faces, all parallelograms.
Also, parallelepipedon [par-uh-lel-uh-pip-i-don, -duhn] , parallelopiped.


Origin:
1560–70; < Greek parallēlepípedon body with parallel surfaces, equivalent to parállēl(os) parallel + epípedon plane, noun use of neuter of epípedos flat, equivalent to epi- epi- + pédon ground

parallelepipedic [par-uh-lel-uh-pip-i-dik] , parallelepipedonal, parallelepipedous, adjective
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parallelepiped, parallelopiped or parallelepipedon (ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɛd, ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɪdən)
 
n
a geometric solid whose six faces are parallelograms
 
[C16: from Greek parallēlepipedon; from parallēlosparallel + epipedon plane surface, from epi- + pedon ground]
 
parallelopiped, parallelopiped or parallelepipedon
 
n
 
[C16: from Greek parallēlepipedon; from parallēlosparallel + epipedon plane surface, from epi- + pedon ground]
 
parallelepipedon, parallelopiped or parallelepipedon
 
n
 
[C16: from Greek parallēlepipedon; from parallēlosparallel + epipedon plane surface, from epi- + pedon ground]

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parallelepiped   (pār'ə-lěl'ə-pī'pĭd, -pĭp'ĭd)  Pronunciation Key 
A polyhedron with six faces, each a parallelogram and each being parallel to the opposite face.
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Example sentences
But you can specify them to be of any length and non-orthogonal to each other, so that they describe a tilted parallelepiped.
It is comprised of a cube and a rectangular parallelepiped, linked by an entrance foyer.
Note that these vertex weights do not sum to the total volume of the hexahedron unless the hexahedron is a parallelepiped.
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