Orthogonal projection
inside Petrie polygon
Type Regular 10-polytope
Family Orthoplex
Schläfli symbol {38,4}
Coxeter-Dynkin diagrams
9-faces 1024 {38}
8-faces 5120 {37}
7-faces 11520 {36}
6-faces 15360 {35}
5-faces 13440 {34}
4-faces 8064 {33}
Cells 3360 {3,3}
Faces 960 {3}
Edges 180
Vertices 20
Vertex figure 9-orthoplex
Petrie polygon Icosagon
Coxeter groups C10, [38,4]
D10, [37,1,1]
Dual 10-cube
Properties Convex, Hanner polytope

In geometry, a 10-orthoplex or 10-cross polytope, is a regular 10-polytope with 20 vertices, 180 edges, 960 triangle faces, 3360 octahedron cells, 8064 5-cells 4-faces, 13440 5-faces, 15360 6-faces, 11520 7-faces, 5120 8-faces, and 1024 9-faces.

It has two constructed forms, the first being regular with Schläfli symbol {38,4}, and the second with alternately labeled (checker-boarded) facets, with Schläfli symbol {37,31,1} or Coxeter symbol 711.

It is one of an infinite family of polytopes, called cross-polytopes or orthoplexes. The dual polytope is the 10-hypercube or 10-cube.

Alternate names


There are two Coxeter groups associated with the 10-orthoplex, one regular, dual of the 10-cube with the C10 or [4,38] symmetry group, and a lower symmetry with two copies of 9-simplex facets, alternating, with the D10 or [37,1,1] symmetry group.

Cartesian coordinates

Cartesian coordinates for the vertices of a 10-orthoplex, centred at the origin are

(±1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0), (0,±1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0), (0,0,±1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0), (0,0,0,±1,0,0,0,0,0,0), (0,0,0,0,±1,0,0,0,0,0), (0,0,0,0,0,±1,0,0,0,0), (0,0,0,0,0,0,±1,0,0,0), (0,0,0,0,0,0,0,±1,0,0), (0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,±1,0), (0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,±1)

Every vertex pair is connected by an edge, except opposites.


Orthographic projections
B10 B9 B8
[20] [18] [16]
B7 B6 B5
[14] [12] [10]
B4 B3 B2
[8] [6] [4]
A9 A5
[10] [6]
A7 A3
[8] [4]


Family An Bn I2(p) / Dn E6 / E7 / E8 / F4 / G2 Hn
Regular polygon Triangle Square p-gon Hexagon Pentagon
Uniform polyhedron Tetrahedron OctahedronCube Demicube DodecahedronIcosahedron
Uniform polychoron Pentachoron 16-cellTesseract Demitesseract 24-cell 120-cell600-cell
Uniform 5-polytope 5-simplex 5-orthoplex5-cube 5-demicube
Uniform 6-polytope 6-simplex 6-orthoplex6-cube 6-demicube 122221
Uniform 7-polytope 7-simplex 7-orthoplex7-cube 7-demicube 132231321
Uniform 8-polytope 8-simplex 8-orthoplex8-cube 8-demicube 142241421
Uniform 9-polytope 9-simplex 9-orthoplex9-cube 9-demicube
Uniform 10-polytope 10-simplex 10-orthoplex10-cube 10-demicube
Uniform n-polytope n-simplex n-orthoplexn-cube n-demicube 1k22k1k21 n-pentagonal polytope
Topics: Polytope familiesRegular polytopeList of regular polytopes and compounds