Definition: A closed, bounded N-dimensional figure whose faces are hyperplanes. Informally, a multidimensional solid with flat sides. A generalization of polyhedron.

Specialization (... is a kind of me.)

Aggregate parent (I am a part of or used in ...)

Author: PEB

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Entry modified 28 June 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "polytope", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 28 June 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: