Platonic solid

Platonic solid (plural Platonic solids)

  1. (geometry) Any of five convex polyhedra with congruent regular polygonal faces, which have a high degree of symmetry and have been studied since antiquity.
    • 2015, Alexander A. Stepanov, Daniel E. Rose, From Mathematics to Generic Programming, page 44 ↗,
      In the 13th and final book, he[Euclid] shows how to construct the five Platonic solids, and proves that they are the only regular polyhedra (bodies whose faces are congruent, regular polygons) that exist.
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