Meaning of pentahedron in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpɛntəˈhiːdr(ə)n/

Translate pentahedron into Spanish

nounplural noun pentahedra/ˌpɛntəˈhiːdrə/ , plural noun pentahedrons

  • A solid figure with five plane faces.

    ‘Whereas the tetrahedron is composed of four triangles, the pyramid (or pentahedron), which looks a lot like it, is composed of four triangles and a square - the base.’
    • ‘You can also have an Egyptian pentahedron square-base pyramid.’
    • ‘Then the pyramids are cut by silhouettes into a set of pentahedrons, which together constitute the centripetal pentahedron model of the visual hull.’


Late 16th century from penta-‘five’ + -hedron, after modern Latin pentaedrum.