dodecahedron

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any polyhedron having twelve plane faces

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It can be demonstrated that the side of the icosahedron and the side of the dodecahedron are incommensurable with each other and each with the sides of the pyramid, cube, and octahedron.
The coordinates of the 12 markers enclosing each compartment defined two irregular dodecahedrons, with 8 vertices each, that could be further divided into 6 tetrahedrons.
NOT SO FAST The Poincare dodecahedrons apparent match with the quadrupole data and the curvature measurement is "intriguing," says David Spergel, an astrophysicist at Princeton University and a member of the WMAP team.
The universe may have a particular finite shape, modeled on a 12-sided geometric object known as a dodecahedron, they propose.
Tudy Sammartini's new book Decorative Floors of Venice (Merrell, [pound]35) shows the fantastic array under your feet in the great church: a virtual bestiary with peacocks and even a hedgehog, the sea, dodecahedrons, doges' caps, flowery meadows, geometric abstractions of the earth and heavens.
Straight lines are boring, circles aren't angular enough and dodecahedrons are just that bit too elaborate.
21 of the diamonds are octahedrons, 9 are dodecahedrons, 13 are multiple crystals and 29 are fragments.
of platonic solids: dodecahedrons and icosahedrons that have epitomized human conception on an abstract plane since the first millennium BCE.
discovered that rods sprouting from nodes in the shape of dodecahedrons -- three-dimensional forms having 12 pentagonal faces--could be assembled into polyhedral building units, which in turn could be combined to create an array of larger structures displaying a fivefold symmetry.
The diamonds are typical of the stones recovered to date from the Zapadnya Area, being mainly fragments of dodecahedrons.