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Hey, I''ve heard the term Polyhedron used alot, mostly is respect to BSP and Octrees. I''m not sure what they are or their difference between polygons. Help?

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Answer: http://www.google.com/ Put Polyhedron in the search box and hit go. What I''m saying is, did you even try to find out yourself. No you didn''t. I just looked and found a place with an answer in about 10 seconds.

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So instead of givin him a hard time why didnt you take the extra 10 seconds to cut and paste what you found?


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Krippy



Edited by - krippy2k on July 22, 2001 1:39:35 AM

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Straight from dictionary.com :

"pol·y·he·dron (pl-hdrn)
n. pl. pol·y·he·drons or pol·y·he·dra (-dr)
A solid bounded by polygons.

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poly·hedral adj.

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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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polyhedron \Pol`y*he"dron\, n.; pl. E. Polyhedrons., L. Polyhedra. [NL., fr. Gr. ? with many seats or sides; poly`s many + ? a seat or side: cf. F. poly[`e]dre.] 1. (Geom.) A body or solid contained by many sides or planes.

2. (Opt.) A polyscope, or multiplying glass.

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

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polyhedron n : a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University"


Edited by - LordElectro on July 22, 2001 2:15:02 AM

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