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# parallelopiped

PARALLELOPIP'ED, n. [parallel and Gr. on, and a plain.]

In geometry, a regular solid comprehended under six parallelograms,the opposite ones of which are similar, parallel and equal to each other, or it is a prism whose base is a parallelogram. It is always triple to a pyramid of the same base and highth. Or a parallelopiped is a solid figure bounded by six faces, parallel to each other two and two.

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PARALLELOPIP'ED, n. [parallel and Gr. on, and a plain.]

In geometry, a regular solid comprehended under six parallelograms,the opposite ones of which are similar, parallel and equal to each other, or it is a prism whose base is a parallelogram. It is always triple to a pyramid of the same base and highth. Or a parallelopiped is a solid figure bounded by six faces, parallel to each other two and two.

PAR-AL-LEL-O-PI'PED, n. [parallel and Gr. επι, on, and πεδον, a plain.]

In geometry, a regular solid comprehended under six parallelograms, the opposite ones of which are similar, parallel and equal to each other, or it is a prism whose base is a parallelogram. It is always triple to a pyramid of the same base and highth. Or a parallelopiped it a solid figure bounded by six faces, parallel to each other two and two. – Harris. Encyc.

Par`al*lel`o*pi"ped
1. A solid, the faces of which are six parallelograms, the opposite pairs being parallel, and equal to each other; a prism whose base is a parallelogram.
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Parallelopiped

PARALLELOPIP'ED, noun [parallel and Gr. on, and a plain.]

In geometry, a regular solid comprehended under six parallelograms, the opposite ones of which are similar, parallel and equal to each other, or it is a prism whose base is a parallelogram. It is always triple to a pyramid of the same base and highth. Or a parallelopiped is a solid figure bounded by six faces, parallel to each other two and two.

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