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polytope (plural polytopes)
- (geometry) A finite region of n-dimensional space bounded by hyperplanes (a geometric shape with flat sides, existing in any number of dimensions); the geometrical entity represented by the general term of the infinite sequence "point, line, polygon, polyhedron, ...".
- 1998, F. Pierrot, M. Benoit, P. Dauchez, “SamoS: A Pythagorean Solution for Omnidirectional Underwater Vehicles”, in Jadran Lenar I, Manfred L. Husty, editors, Advances in Robot Kinematics: Analysis and Control, page 220:
- This polytope is mapped into a Cartesian force polytope (resp. torque polytope) in the Cartesian space. Such a polytope represents the exact force (resp. torque) that can be produced on the vehicle main body.
- 2006, Rekha R. Thomas, Lectures in Geometric Combinatorics, page 27:
- Verify the Hirsch conjecture for the 3-cube, 4-cube and any other polytope that takes your fancy.
The Steinitz theorem is a very satisfactory understanding of the graphs of three-dimensional polytopes.
- (geometrical figure): polygon (2d figure), polyhedron (3d figure), polychoron (4d figure), hypercube (generalised cube), simplex (generalised tetrahedron), tesseract (4d cube)
polytope m (plural polytopes)