prismoid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prismoid a prismatoid whose bases are polygons having the same number of sides and whose other faces are trapezoids or parallelograms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prismoid prĭz"moid A body that approaches to the form of a prism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prismoid A body that approaches to the form of a prism; a prismatoid.
    • n prismoid A prismatoid whose base and top have the same number of sides, and every corresponding pair parallel. See prismatoid, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Prismoid a figure in the form of a prism
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. prismtoïde,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. prisma, -atos.

Usage

In literature:

State the prismoidal formula; would you use it in calculating earthwork?
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
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