# Definition:Polytope

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## Definition

A **polytope** is an $n$-dimensional generalization of a polygon and polyhedron, for $n \in \Z_{>0}$.

## Also see

## Historical Note

The word **polytope** was coined by Alicia Boole Stott, who did a considerable amount of groundbreaking research on their properties.

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): $5$ - 1997: David Wells:
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- Weisstein, Eric W. "Polytope." From
*MathWorld*--A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Polytope.html