Archimedean Solid

Pronunciation: /ˌɑɹ.kəˈmi.di.ən ˈsɒl.ɪd/ Explain

An Archimedean solid is one of 13 possible solids whose faces are all regular polygons. Synonym: semi-regular solid.

The Archimedean solids are:

  1. Truncated tetrahedron
  2. Cuboctahedron, also called Rhombitetratetrahedron
  3. Truncated cube
  4. Truncated octahedron, also called Truncated tetratetrahedron
  5. Rhombicuboctahedron, also called Small rhombicuboctahedron
  6. Truncated cuboctahedron, also called Great rhombicuboctahedron
  7. Snub cube, also called Snub cuboctahedron
  8. Icosidodecahedron
  9. Truncated dodecahedron
  10. Truncated icosahedron
  11. Rhombicosidodecahedron, also called Small rhombicosidodecahedron
  12. Truncated icosidodecahedron, also called Great rhombicosidodecahedron
  13. Snub dodecahedron, also called Snub icosidodecahedron


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, archimedean solid. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 18. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Archimedean Solid. 4/12/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
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