Geometric Solid

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Solid, Geometric


any bounded region of space together with its boundary. Euclid, in his Elements, defined a solid as “that which has length, breadth, and depth.” In textbooks on elementary geometry, a solid is sometimes defined as a portion of space that is bounded on all sides.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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