Definition:Catalan Polyhedron

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Definition

A Catalan polyhedron is a dual polyhedron of an Archimedean polyhedron.


The vertices of the Catalan polyhedra are regular, and the faces are all congruent.


Also known as

The Catalan polyhedra are also known as the dual Archimedean polyhedra.

Many sources refer to them as Catalan solids, but it is the general policy of $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ not to refer to polyhedra as solids, as this is technically a misnomer.


Source of Name

This entry was named for Eugène Charles Catalan.


Sources