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Platonic solid

noun, Geometry
1.
one of the five regular polyhedrons: tetrahedron, octahedron, hexahedron, icosahedron, or dodecahedron.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Platonic solid

noun
1.
any of the five possible regular polyhedra: cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, and dodecahedron Also called (esp formerly) Platonic body
Word Origin
C17: named after Plato1, who was the first to list them
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