Truncated cone
Truncated Trun"ca*ted, a. 1. Cut off; cut short; maimed. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) Replaced, or cut off, by a plane, especially when equally inclined to the adjoining faces; as, a truncated edge. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Lacking the apex; -- said of certain spiral shells in which the apex naturally drops off. [1913 Webster]

{Truncated cone} or {Truncated pyramid} (Geom.), a cone or pyramid whose vertex is cut off by a plane, the plane being usually parallel to the base. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Truncated — Trun ca*ted, a. 1. Cut off; cut short; maimed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Replaced, or cut off, by a plane, especially when equally inclined to the adjoining faces; as, a truncated edge. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Lacking the apex; said of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truncated pyramid — Truncated Trun ca*ted, a. 1. Cut off; cut short; maimed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Min.) Replaced, or cut off, by a plane, especially when equally inclined to the adjoining faces; as, a truncated edge. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) Lacking the apex; said …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truncated pyramid — noun a frustum formed from a pyramid • Hypernyms: ↑frustum * * * noun see truncated cone * * * truncated cone or truncated pyramid, a cone or pyramid whose apex or vertex is cut off by a plane …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cone (geometry) — Not to be confused with the conical surface.. A right circular cone and an oblique circular cone A cone is an n dimensional geometric shape that tapers smoothly from a base (usually flat and circular) to a point called the apex or vertex.… …   Wikipedia

  • truncated — [[t]trʌŋke͟ɪtɪd, AM trʌ̱ŋkeɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A truncated version of something is one that has been shortened. The review body has produced a truncated version of its annual report. ...a rock about eight feet high, shaped like a… …   English dictionary

  • Cone pulley — Pulley Pul ley, n.; pl. {Pulleys}. [F. poulie, perhaps of Teutonic origin (cf. {Poll}, v. t.); but cf. OE. poleine, polive, pulley, LL. polanus, and F. poulain, properly, a colt, fr. L. pullus young animal, foal (cf. {Pullet}, {Foal}). For the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truncated — adjective Date: circa 1704 1. having the apex replaced by a plane section and especially by one parallel to the base < a truncated cone > 2. a. cut short ; curtailed < a truncated schedule > b. lacking an expected or normal element (as a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • truncated — /trung kay tid/, adj. 1. shortened by or as if by having a part cut off; cut short: an unnecessarily truncated essay. 2. (of a geometric figure or solid) having the apex, vertex, or end cut off by a plane: a truncated cone or pyramid. 3. Crystall …   Universalium

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