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Matrix: Modeling Polyhedra

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tetrahedron (ttr-hdrn) n., pl. tetŠraŠheŠdrons or tetŠraŠheŠdra (-dr). A polyhedron with four faces. [Late Greek tetraedron, from Greek, neuter of tetraedros, four-faced: tetra-, tetra- + hedra, face of a geometric solid; see sed- in Indo-European Roots.]
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc
Tetrahedron
octahedron \Oc`ta*he"dron\, n. [Gr.?, fr. ? eight-side; ? (for ? eight) + ? seat, base, from ? to sit.] (Geom.) A solid bounded by eight faces. The regular octahedron is contained by eight equal equilateral triangles.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc
Octahedron
icosahedron \I`co*sa*he"dron\, n. [Gr. ?; ? twenty + ? seat, base, fr. ? to sit.] (Geom.) A solid bounded by twenty sides or faces. Regular icosahedron, one of the five regular polyhedrons, bounded by twenty equilateral triangles. Five triangles meet to form each solid angle of the polyhedron.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc
 
dodecahedron \Do*dec`a*he"dron\, n. [Gr. ?; ? twelve + ? seat, bottom, base: cf. F. dod['e]ca[`e]dre.] (Geom. & Crystallog.) A solid having twelve faces. Note: The regular dodecahedron is bounded by twelve equal and regular pentagons; the pyritohedron (see Pyritohedron) is related to it; the rhombic dodecahedron is bounded by twelve equal rhombic faces.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc
Dodecahedron

Cuboctahedron \Cu`bo-oc`ta*he"dron\ (-dr?n), n. (Crystallog.) A combination of a cube and octahedron, esp. one in which the octahedral faces meet at the middle of the cubic edges.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc

Cuboctahedron

tensegrity or Floating Compression Structures employing continuous tension and discontinuous compression

The hypothesis that cells can behave like structures in which shape results from balancing tensile and hydrostatic forces

 

Tensegrity (Floating Compression)
buckminsterfullerene: A hollow, spherical molecule consisting of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a soccer ball pattern of hexagons and pentagons. The molecule can superconduct, lubricate, and absorb light. The molecule is a type of fullerene, was the first one to be discovered and studied, and is named after the architect R. Buckminster Fuller. Synonym: bucky ball.  
. polyhedra:A plural of polyhedron. n : a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces.
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: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University
 

synergetic adj : working together; used especially of groups, as subsidiaries of a corporation, cooperating for an enhanced effect; "a synergistic effect" [syn: synergistic]
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University

 

Integrity (n-tgr-t) n. 1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code. See Synonyms at honesty. 2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness. 3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness- [Middle English integrite, from Old French from

 

axiomatic adj 1: evident without proof or argument; "an axiomatic truth" 2: of or relating to or derived from axioms; "axiomatic physics"; "the postulational method was applied to geometry"- S.S.Stevens [syn: axiomatical, postulational]
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: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University

 

Euclidean geometry n : geometry based on Euclid's axioms: e.g., only one line can be drawn through a point parallel to another line [syn: elementary geometry, parabolic geometry, Euclidean geometry]
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University

 

manipulate (m-npy-lt) v. tr. maŠnipŠuŠlatŠed, maŠnipŠuŠlatŠing, maŠnipŠuŠlates. 1. To operate or control by skilled use of the hands; handle: She manipulated the lights to get just the effect she wanted. manipulative adj.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc
 

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