tetrahedral

adjective
tet·​ra·​he·​dral | \ ˌte-trə-ˈhē-drəl How to pronounce tetrahedral (audio) \

Definition of tetrahedral

1 : being a polyhedral angle with four faces
2 : relating to, forming, or having the form of a tetrahedron

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Other Words from tetrahedral

tetrahedrally \ ˌte-​trə-​ˈhē-​drə-​lē How to pronounce tetrahedrally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of tetrahedral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1951 Ruben Rausing backed an invention by the engineer Erik Wallenberg: a tetrahedral paper tube that would allow liquids to be sealed inside without any oxygen and be preserved for longer. Amie Tsang, New York Times, "Hans Rausing, Swedish Packaging Magnate, Is Dead at 93," 6 Sep. 2019 The breakthrough came when a friend gave him a cheap tetrahedral kite. Joshua Davis, WIRED, "Wing Commander," 1 June 2003

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First Known Use of tetrahedral

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tetrahedral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetrahedral. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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