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Snub 24-cell honeycomb
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Type Uniform 4-honeycomb
Schläfli symbols s{3,4,3,3}
Coxeter diagrams

CDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.png
CDel node.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.png
CDel node.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes hh.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel 4.pngCDel node.png
CDel nodes hh.pngCDel split2.pngCDel node h.pngCDel split1.pngCDel nodes hh.png = CDel node h.pngCDel 3.pngCDel node h.pngCDel splitsplit1.pngCDel branch3 hh.pngCDel node h.png

4-face type snub 24-cell Ortho solid 969-uniform polychoron 343-snub.png
16-cell Schlegel wireframe 16-cell.png
5-cell Schlegel wireframe 5-cell.png
Cell type {3,3} Tetrahedron.png
{3,5} Icosahedron.png
Face type triangle {3}
Vertex figure Snub 24-cell honeycomb verf.png
Irregular decachoron
Symmetries [3+,4,3,3]
Properties Vertex transitive, nonWythoffian

In four-dimensional Euclidean geometry, the snub 24-cell honeycomb, or snub icositetrachoric honeycomb is a uniform space-filling tessellation (or honeycomb) by snub 24-cells, 16-cells, and 5-cells. It was discovered by Thorold Gosset with his 1900 paper of semiregular polytopes. It is not semiregular by Gosset's definition of regular facets, but all of its cells (ridges) are regular, either tetrahedra or icosahedra.

It can be seen as an alternation of a truncated 24-cell honeycomb, and can be represented by Schläfli symbol s{3,4,3,3}, s{31,1,1,1}, and 3 other snub constructions.

It is defined by an irregular decachoron vertex figure (10-celled 4-polytope), faceted by four snub 24-cells, one 16-cell, and five 5-cells. The vertex figure can be seen topologically as a modified tetrahedral prism, where one of the tetrahedra is subdivided at mid-edges into a central octahedron and four corner tetrahedra. Then the four side-facets of the prism, the triangular prisms become tridiminished icosahedra.

Symmetry constructionsEdit

There are five different symmetry constructions of this tessellation. Each symmetry can be represented by different arrangements of colored snub 24-cell, 16-cell, and 5-cell facets. In all cases, four snub 24-cells, five 5-cells, and one 16-cell meet at each vertex, but the vertex figures have different symmetry generators.

Symmetry Coxeter
Facets (on vertex figure)
Snub 24-cell

See alsoEdit


  • T. Gosset: On the Regular and Semi-Regular Figures in Space of n Dimensions, Messenger of Mathematics, Macmillan, 1900
  • Coxeter, H.S.M. Regular Polytopes, (3rd edition, 1973), Dover edition, ISBN 0-486-61480-8 p. 296, Table II: Regular honeycombs
  • 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
    • (Paper 24) H.S.M. Coxeter, Regular and Semi-Regular Polytopes III, [Math. Zeit. 200 (1988) 3-45]
  • George Olshevsky, Uniform Panoploid Tetracombs, Manuscript (2006) (Complete list of 11 convex uniform tilings, 28 convex uniform honeycombs, and 143 convex uniform tetracombs) Model 133
  • Klitzing, Richard. "4D Euclidean tesselations"., o4s3s3s4o, s3s3s *b3s4o, s3s3s *b3s *b3s, o3o3o4s3s, s3s3s4o3o - sadit - O133
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