octahedron octahedron  /ˌɑk tə ˈhid rən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any polyhedron having eight plane faces

Usage(s):

  1. The stone was a "Cape yellow" weighing 511 carats, a nearly perfect octahedron and one of the biggest diamonds ever found in South Africa.
  2. But Fuller insists that with this mast combined with his frame of tetrahedron-octahedron combinations which he calls the "octet truss," he could bridge the Grand Canyon itself.
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