Definition of Frustum

1. Noun. A truncated cone or pyramid; the part that is left when a cone or pyramid is cut by a plane parallel to the base and the apical part is removed.

Generic synonyms: Solid
Specialized synonyms: Truncated Pyramid, Truncated Cone



Definition of Frustum

1. n. The part of a solid next the base, formed by cutting off the, top; or the part of any solid, as of a cone, pyramid, etc., between two planes, which may be either parallel or inclined to each other.

Definition of Frustum

1. Noun. A cone or pyramid whose tip has been truncated by a plane parallel to its base. ¹

2. Noun. A region of a sphere delimited by two parallel planes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frustum

1. a part of a conical solid [n -TA or -TUMS]

Medical Definition of Frustum

1. Origin: L. Fruslum piece, bit. 1. The part of a solid next the base, formed by cutting off the, top; or the part of any solid, as of a cone, pyramid, etc, between two planes, which may be either parallel or inclined to each other. 2. One of the drums of the shaft of a column. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Frustum

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"+ 4A, + A,) ; or the volume of the frustum of a pyramid is obtained by adding thS areas of the ends to four times the area of the middle section, ..."

2. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"6 for the frustum of a pyramid with any triangle for base, and it is applied in II. 9 to the case of a frustum of a pyramid with a square base, ..."

3. A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the by Nicolas Pike, Chester Dewey (1822)
"To measure the Solidity of a frustum or Segment of a Globe- Definition. The frustum of a globe is any part cut oil' by a base, add the square of the height; ..."

4. Hawney's Complete Measurer: Or, The Whole Art of Measuring. Being a Plain by William Hawney, Thomas Keith, John D. Craig (1820)
"And this base may always be found, by multiplying the difference between a side at each end of thp frustum, by the tabular perpendicular in section VIII. p. ..."

5. A Treatise on Shades and Shadows, and Linear Perspective by Charles Davies (1865)
"Having given the frustum of an inverted cone, it is required to find the shadow cast by the upper circle on the inner surface, and the shadow cast by the ..."

6. A Treatise on Shades and Shadows and Linear Perspective by Charles Davies (1832)
"PROBLEM V Having given the frustum of an inverted cone, it is required to find the shadow cast by the upper circle on the inner surface, and the shadow cast ..."

7. Plane and Solid Geometry by George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith (1913)
"frustum of a Pyramid. The portion of a pyramid included between the base and a section parallel to the base is called a frustum of a pyramid. ..."

8. Solid Geometry by Wooster Woodruff Beman, David Eugene Smith (1900)
"If a pyramid is inscribed in or circumscribed about a cone, a transverse section of the pyramid and cone cuts off, toward the base, a frustum of a cone and ..."

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