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PLATONIC SOLID

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PLATONIC SOLID (noun)
  The noun PLATONIC SOLID has 1 sense:

1. any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent

  Familiarity information: PLATONIC SOLID used as a noun is very rare.


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PLATONIC SOLID (noun)


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Meaning:

Any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

ideal solid; Platonic body; Platonic solid; regular convex polyhedron; regular convex solid; regular polyhedron

Hypernyms ("Platonic solid" is a kind of...):

polyhedron (a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Platonic solid"):

regular tetrahedron (a tetrahedron with four equilateral triangular faces)

cube; regular hexahedron (a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces)

regular dodecahedron (a dodecahedron with twelve regular pentagons as faces)

regular octahedron (an octahedron with eight equilateral triangles as faces)

regular icosahedron (an icosahedron with twenty equilateral triangles as faces)


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