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    Question What is the best/correct way to describe these type of shapes? Antiprism/Polyhedron?

    Hello there lovely math people!

    I'm trying to find the correct term to best describe these types of vertically repeating N-gonal shapes:

    What is the best/correct way to describe these type of shapes? Antiprism/Polyhedron?-fsccg73hdovwkob.medium.jpg

    Would these be antiprisms, polyhedrons, Archimedean solids or something entirely different?

    Thank you so much for your help, it's greatly appreciated!!
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    Re: What is the best/correct way to describe these type of shapes? Antiprism/Polyhedr

    Polygonal spiral solids? ... really, I don't know. Very cool constructions. Did you make them yourself?

    Here is a link to some similar constructions called origami tessellations.
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    Re: What is the best/correct way to describe these type of shapes? Antiprism/Polyhedr

    Hey man! Thank you for your reply!

    No I didn't make the ones in the picture but I have made similar ones

    Tessellation definition:
    A pattern made of identical shapes:
    the shapes must fit together without any gaps
    the shapes should not overlap

    So I guess the pattern could be called a tessellation, but I don't think you would refer to the entire shape body as a tessellation?

    Anyone else have any ideas?

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    Re: What is the best/correct way to describe these type of shapes? Antiprism/Polyhedr

    "tessellation" may just be the blog title that I linked to ... but it definitely is a form of origami.
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