Platonic solid

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Named after the Greek philosopher Plato, who wrote about these solids in his treatise Timaeus.

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platonic solid (US)

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Platonic solid (plural Platonic solids)

  1. (geometry) Any one of the following five polyhedra: the regular tetrahedron, the cube, the regular octahedron, the regular dodecahedron and the regular icosahedron.

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