octahedron

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

octahedron \oc'ta*he"dron\ ([o^]k't[.a]*h[=e]"dr[o^]n), noun [Gr. 'okta'edron, fr. 'okta'edros eight-sided; 'okta- (for 'oktw' eight) + "e'dra seat, base, from "e'zesqai to sit.] (Geom.) A solid bounded by eight faces. The regular octahedron is contained by eight equal equilateral triangles.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

octahedron

noun

1: any polyhedron having eight plane faces

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)

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