Definition: The simplest N-dimensional polytope. The generalization of a triangle (2D) or tetrahedron (3D).
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
Note: The one dimensional simplex is a line segment.
Eric W. Weisstein, Simplex, from MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.
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Paul E. Black, "simplex", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/simplex.html