Prism (geometry)

geometric shape, a polyhedron with an n-sided polygonal base
Set of uniform prisms
Uniform prisms
(A hexagonal prism is shown)
Type uniform polyhedron
Faces 2+n total:
2 {n}
n {4}
Edges 3n
Vertices 2n
Schläfli symbol {n}×{} or t{2, n}
Coxeter-Dynkin diagram
Vertex configuration 4.4.n
Symmetry group Dnh, [n,2], (*n22), order 4n
Rotation group Dn, [n,2]+, (n22), order 2n
Dual polyhedron bipyramids
Properties convex, semi-regular vertex-transitive

n-gonal prism net (n = 9 here)

A prism is a three-dimensional shape, which is made of two polygons at each of its two ends. Each pair of polygon sides on the same axis will have a quadrilateral (four-sided shape) face between them.

There are an infinite number of different prisms, which can be based on a polygon with any number of sides.

A cube is a special kind of prism with squares for the faces on its ends and for the faces between them.