Archimedean solid


Archimedean solid
Any of a class of semi-regular convex polyhedra composed of two or more types of regular polygon meeting in identical vertices

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  • Archimedean solid — In geometry an Archimedean solid is a highly symmetric, semi regular convex polyhedron composed of two or more types of regular polygons meeting in identical vertices. They are distinct from the Platonic solids, which are composed of only one… …   Wikipedia

  • archimedean solid — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : one of 13 possible solids each of which has plane faces that are all regular polygons though not all of the polygons are of the same species and each of which has all its polyhedral angles equal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Archimedean — means of or pertaining to or named in honor of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. These are most commonly:* Archimedean property * Archimedean absolute value * Archimedean solid * Archimedean point * Archimedean tiling * Archimedean spiral *… …   Wikipedia

  • Archimedean point — An Archimedean point is a hypothetical vantage point from which an observer can objectively perceive the subject of inquiry, with a view of totality. The ideal of removing oneself from the object of study so that one can see it in relation to all …   Wikipedia

  • Catalan solid — In mathematics, a Catalan solid, or Archimedean dual, is a dual polyhedron to an Archimedean solid. The Catalan solids are named for the Belgian mathematician, Eugène Catalan who first described them in 1865.The Catalan solids are all convex.… …   Wikipedia

  • Johnson solid — The elongated square gyrobicupola (J37), a Johnson solid …   Wikipedia

  • Platonic solid — In geometry, a Platonic solid is a convex polyhedron that is regular, in the sense of a regular polygon. Specifically, the faces of a Platonic solid are congruent regular polygons, with the same number of faces meeting at each vertex; thus, all… …   Wikipedia

  • Near-miss Johnson solid — In geometry, a near miss Johnson solid is a strictly convex polyhedron, where every face is a regular or nearly regular polygon, and excluding the 5 Platonic solids, the 13 Archimedean solids, the infinite set of prisms, the infinite set of… …   Wikipedia

  • Catalan solid — noun The dual polyhedron of an Archimedean solid Syn: Archimedean dual …   Wiktionary

  • Johnson solid — noun any of a class of convex polyhedra which is neither a Platonic solid, Archimedean solid, prism or antiprism …   Wiktionary


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