# Definition:Kepler-Poinsot Polyhedron

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## Definition

A **Kepler-Poinsot polyhedron** is any of the four regular star polyhedra.

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## Also known as

The **Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra** (or **solids**) are sometimes seen referred to as the **Kepler-Poinsot stellated polyhedra**, but the fact that they are stellated is usually taken for granted.

Some sources refer to them as **Poinsot solids**, preferring to attribute them wholly to Louis Poinsot.

## Also see

- Results about
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## Source of Name

This entry was named for Johannes Kepler and Louis Poinsot.

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $9$ - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $9$ - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Kepler-Poinsot solid**