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What's the nine-letter word I'm looking for? It starts with O.


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      x x x x x x x x x x x x
      x x x x x x x x x x x x
      x x x x x x x x x x x x

      
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  • $\begingroup$ I think I have an answer but it has ten letters rather than nine. Is that possible? $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Dec 4, 2022 at 0:05
  • $\begingroup$ Not sure what word you had in mind, but the correct answer has been given by Amoz. $\endgroup$ Dec 4, 2022 at 8:08
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino Was it also octahedron what you had in mind? $\endgroup$ Dec 4, 2022 at 8:57
  • $\begingroup$ @LukasRotter yes, it was, seems I was way off $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Dec 5, 2022 at 0:38

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You are looking for the word

OPERATORS!

Explanation: Let's take the image of X's:
Xs

Overlay the provided shapes:
overlay

Identify any X's that are NOT corners (non-corny), that is, they are not under a corner of any shape:
non-corny

Then let's play "connect the dots" in each of the 4 shapes:
dots

And we have just drawn the

4 basic mathematical OPERATORS, + / x and -, the 9 letter term which must be the final answer!

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  • $\begingroup$ This is indeed the intended answer. Nice job! $\endgroup$ Dec 4, 2022 at 7:52

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