# Uniform honeycomb

In geometry, a uniform honeycomb or uniform tessellation or infinite uniform polytope, is a vertex-transitive honeycomb made from uniform polytope facets. All of its vertices are identical and there is the same combination and arrangement of faces at each vertex. Its dimension can be clarified as n-honeycomb for an n-dimensional honeycomb.

An n-dimensional uniform honeycomb can be constructed on the surface of n-spheres, in n-dimensional Euclidean space, and n-dimensional hyperbolic space. A 2-dimensional uniform honeycomb is more often called a uniform tiling or uniform tessellation.

Nearly all uniform tessellations can be generated by a Wythoff construction, and represented by a Coxeter–Dynkin diagram. The terminology for the convex uniform polytopes used in uniform polyhedron, uniform 4-polytope, uniform 5-polytope, uniform 6-polytope, uniform tiling, and convex uniform honeycomb articles were coined by Norman Johnson.

Wythoffian tessellations can be defined by a vertex figure. For 2-dimensional tilings, they can be given by a vertex configuration listing the sequence of faces around every vertex. For example 4.4.4.4 represents a regular tessellation, a square tiling, with 4 squares around each vertex. In general an n-dimensional uniform tessellation vertex figures are define by an (n-1)-polytope with edges labeled with integers, representing the number of sides of the polygonal face at each edge radiating from the vertex.

## Examples of uniform honeycombs

2-dimensional tessellations
Spherical Euclidean Hyperbolic

Coxeter diagram                    Picture Truncated icosidodecahedron Truncated trihexagonal tiling Truncated triheptagonal tiling
(Poincaré disk model) Truncated triapeirogonal tiling
Vertex figure   3-dimensional honeycombs
3-spherical 3-Euclidean 3-hyperbolic
and paracompact uniform honeycomb
Coxeter diagram                            Picture (Stereographic projection)
16-cell cubic honeycomb order-4 dodecahedral honeycomb
(Beltrami–Klein model) order-4 hexagonal tiling honeycomb
(Poincaré disk model)
Vertex figure (Octahedron) (Octahedron) (Octahedron) (Octahedron)