tesseract

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A two-dimensional projection of a tesseract.

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From tessara- (four-) + Ancient Greek ἀκτίς (aktís, ray).

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tesseract (plural tesseracts)

  1. (mathematics) The four-dimensional analogue of a cube; a 4D polytope bounded by eight cubes (in the same way a cube is bounded by six squares).
  2. (science fiction) Any of various fictional mechanisms that explain extradimensional, superluminal, or time travel outside the geometry of the physical universe.

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