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parallelepiped

[par-uh-lel-uh-pahy-pid, -pip-id] /ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpaɪ pɪd, -ˈpɪp ɪd/
noun
1.
a prism with six faces, all parallelograms.
Also, parallelepipedon
[par-uh-lel-uh-pip-i-don, -duh n] /ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpɪp ɪˌdɒn, -dən/ (Show IPA),
parallelopiped.
Origin
1560-1570
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
Related forms
parallelepipedic
[par-uh-lel-uh-pip-i-dik] /ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpɪp ɪ dɪk/ (Show IPA),
parallelepipedonal, parallelepipedous, adjective
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Examples from the web for parallelepiped
  • But you can specify them to be of any length and non-orthogonal to each other, so that they describe a tilted parallelepiped.
  • Note that these vertex weights do not sum to the total volume of the hexahedron unless the hexahedron is a parallelepiped.
  • It is comprised of a cube and a rectangular parallelepiped, linked by an entrance foyer.
British Dictionary definitions for parallelepiped

parallelepiped

/ˌpærəˌlɛləˈpaɪpɛd/
noun
1.
a geometric solid whose six faces are parallelograms
Word Origin
C16: from Greek parallēlepipedon; from parallēlosparallel + epipedon plane surface, from epi- + pedon ground
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parallelepiped in Science
parallelepiped
  (pār'ə-lěl'ə-pī'pĭd, -pĭp'ĭd)   
A polyhedron with six faces, each a parallelogram and each being parallel to the opposite face.
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