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    18 = octocaedecagon

    Hey!
    What could I call a hole that is shaped like an octocaedecagon (a figure that has 18 sides) in a less sofisticated way?
    Can I say 18-facet hole/opening?

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack8rkin View Post
    Hey!
    What could I call a hole that is shaped like an octodecagon (a figure that has 18 sides) in a less sophisticated way?
    Can I say 18-facet hole/opening?

    Thanks
    It's an 18-sided hole.

    I don't think the word "octadecagon" is sophisticated but I think it would sound pompous if you used it in normal everyday speech. Most people wouldn't know how many sides it had so if you said "18-sided" no-one would be confused.

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    I think Jack8rkin's spelling is probably attested too; this would fit the Gk 18: όκτоκαιδεκα .

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    #4

    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    It can also be octakaidecagon according to Octadecagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It can also be octakaidecagon according to Octadecagon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I was just thinking that the middle section would be more likely to translate to "kai" than "cae".

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I was just thinking that the middle section would be more likely to translate to "kai" than "cae".
    I just copied and pasted the word from the Multitran dictionary I use.

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack8rkin View Post
    I just copied and pasted the word from the Multitran dictionary I use.
    I'm sure there are probably multiple acceptable possibilities because Greek doesn't use the same alphabet, there won't be just one single written translation.

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm sure there are probably multiple acceptable possibilities because Greek doesn't use the same alphabet, there won't be just one single written translation.
    It's simple in Russian, just one version -- vosemnadtsatiugolnik
    восемнадцатиугольник

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack8rkin View Post
    It's simple in Russian, just one version -- vosemnadtsatiugolnik
    восемнадцатиугольник
    Ha ha. Oh yeah, very simple!

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    Re: 18 = octocaedecagon

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ha ha. Oh yeah, very simple!
    almost a half of the Russian alphabet.

    But still, just one version!

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