
Definition of Platonic body
1. Noun. Any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent.
Generic synonyms: Polyhedron
Specialized synonyms: Regular Tetrahedron, Cube, Regular Hexahedron, Regular Dodecahedron, Regular Octahedron, Regular Icosahedron
Lexicographical Neighbors of Platonic Body
Literary usage of Platonic body
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of by Charles Hutton (1815)
"As the number under the title equal\n the last column of the table above, against
the given Platonic body, is to the number under the same title, ..."
2. Life of James Ferguson, F.R.S.: In a Brief Autobiographical Account, and by James Ferguson, Ebenezer Henderson (1870)
"As the number under the title equal, against the given Platonic body, is to the
number under the same title against the body whose side is sought, . ..."
3. Tables and Tracts: Relative to Several Arts and Sciences by James Ferguson (1767)
"f^ {& is :the fide of the given Platonic body, td,th$ diameter of ... fo is the
fide of the given Platonic body to the fide of the Platonic t)bdy ..."
4. An Encyclopædia of Civil Engineering, Historical, Theoretical, and Practical by Edward Cresy (1847)
"d or equal is to 1, so is the side of the given Platonic body to the diameter of
its inscribed, circumscribed, or equal sphere. ..."
5. A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of by Charles Hutton (1815)
"As the number under the title equal\n the last column of the table above, against
the given Platonic body, is to the number under the same title, ..."
6. Life of James Ferguson, F.R.S.: In a Brief Autobiographical Account, and by James Ferguson, Ebenezer Henderson (1870)
"As the number under the title equal, against the given Platonic body, is to the
number under the same title against the body whose side is sought, . ..."
7. Tables and Tracts: Relative to Several Arts and Sciences by James Ferguson (1767)
"f^ {& is :the fide of the given Platonic body, td,th$ diameter of ... fo is the
fide of the given Platonic body to the fide of the Platonic t)bdy ..."
8. An Encyclopædia of Civil Engineering, Historical, Theoretical, and Practical by Edward Cresy (1847)
"d or equal is to 1, so is the side of the given Platonic body to the diameter of
its inscribed, circumscribed, or equal sphere. ..."