Omnitruncated 8-simplex honeycomb

Omnitruncated 8-simplex honeycomb
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Type Uniform honeycomb
Family Omnitruncated simplectic honeycomb
Schläfli symbol {3[9]}
Coxeter–Dynkin diagrams CDel node 1.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes 11.pngCDel 3ab.pngCDel nodes 11.pngCDel 3ab.pngCDel nodes 11.pngCDel 3ab.pngCDel branch 11.png
7-face types t01234567{3,3,3,3,3,3,3}
Vertex figure Omnitruncated 8-simplex honeycomb verf.png
Irr. 8-simplex
Symmetry ×18, [9[3[9]]]
Properties vertex-transitive

In eight-dimensional Euclidean geometry, the omnitruncated 8-simplex honeycomb is a space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb). It is composed entirely of omnitruncated 8-simplex facets.

The facets of all omnitruncated simplectic honeycombs are called permutahedra and can be positioned in n+1 space with integral coordinates, permutations of the whole numbers (0,1,..,n).


The A*
lattice (also called A9
) is the union of nine A8 lattices, and has the vertex arrangement of the dual honeycomb to the omnitruncated 8-simplex honeycomb, and therefore the Voronoi cell of this lattice is an omnitruncated 8-simplex

                                                                                  = dual of          .

Related polytopes and honeycombsEdit

This honeycomb is one of 45 unique uniform honeycombs[1] constructed by the   Coxeter group. The symmetry can be multiplied by the ring symmetry of the Coxeter diagrams:

See alsoEdit

Regular and uniform honeycombs in 8-space:


  1. ^ * Weisstein, Eric W. "Necklace". MathWorld., OEIS sequence A000029 46-1 cases, skipping one with zero marks


  • Norman Johnson Uniform Polytopes, Manuscript (1991)
  • Kaleidoscopes: Selected Writings of H.S.M. Coxeter, edited by F. Arthur Sherk, Peter McMullen, Anthony C. Thompson, Asia Ivic Weiss, Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1995, ISBN 978-0-471-01003-6 [1]
    • (Paper 22) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi Regular Polytopes I, [Math. Zeit. 46 (1940) 380-407, MR 2,10] (1.9 Uniform space-fillings)
    • (Paper 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45]
Fundamental convex regular and uniform honeycombs in dimensions 2-9
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{3[3]} δ3 3 3 Hexagonal
{3[4]} δ4 4 4
{3[5]} δ5 5 5 24-cell honeycomb
{3[6]} δ6 6 6
{3[7]} δ7 7 7 222
{3[8]} δ8 8 8 133331
{3[9]} δ9 9 9 152251521
{3[10]} δ10 10 10
{3[n]} δn n n 1k22k1k21