Definition:Octahedron

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Definition

An octahedron is a polyhedron which has $8$ faces.


Regular Octahedron

A regular octahedron is an octahedron whose $8$ faces are all congruent equilateral triangles.


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Linguistic Note

The word octahedron derives from the Classical Greek:

octo (ὀκτώ), meaning eight
hedron (a form of ἕδρα), meaning base or seat.


The technically correct plural of octahedron is octahedra, but the word octahedrons can often be found.