Parallelepiped

Pronunciation: /ˌpær əˌlɛl əˈpaɪ pɪd/ ?

A parallelepiped is any polyhedron whose faces are parallelograms or it is a prism whose bases are parallelograms. A cube is a parallelepiped with identical square faces.

Parallelepipeds
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Net of a cube. Click for a printable net.
CubeA cube is a six sided polyhedron where each side is a square congruent with the other sides.
Sorry, the GeoGebra Applet could not be started. Please make sure that Java 1.4.2 (or later) is installed and active in your browser (Click here to install Java now) CuboidA cuboid has six rectangular sides. Opposite sides are congruent and parallel.
Sorry, the GeoGebra Applet could not be started. Please make sure that Java 1.4.2 (or later) is installed and active in your browser (Click here to install Java now) Parallelepipedic PrismA parallelepipedic prism is a prism whose bases are parallelograms.
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Net of a Rhombohedron. Click for a printable net.
RhombohedronA rhombohedron is a six sided polyhedron whose sides are rhombi. All the edges of a rhombohedron are the same length.
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Manipulative 1: Cube. Created with GeoGebra.
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Manipulative 2: Cuboid. Created with GeoGebra.
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Manipulative 3: Parallelepipedic Prism. Created with GeoGebra.
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Manipulative 4: Rhombohedron. Created with GeoGebra.

References

  1. parallelepiped. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=parallelepiped&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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Parallelepiped. 2008-10-23. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/parallelepiped.html.

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2008-10-23: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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