Frustum
Frustum Frus"tum, n.; pl. L. {Frusta}, E. {Frustums}. [L. fruslum piece, bit.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Geom.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) One of the drums of the shaft of a column. [1913 Webster]


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  • frustum — 1650s, from L. frustum piece broken off, from PIE *bhrus to , from root *bhreu to cut, break up …   Etymology dictionary

  • frustum — [frus′təm] n. pl. frustums or frusta [frus′tə] [L, a piece, bit < IE * bhreus , to break, crush < base * bher , to split, cut > BORE] 1. a solid figure consisting of the bottom part of a cone or pyramid, the top of which has been cut off …   English World dictionary

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  • frustum — noun (plural frustums or frusta) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, piece, bit more at bruise Date: 1658 the basal part of a solid cone or pyramid formed by cutting off the top by a plane parallel to the base; also the part of a solid intersected… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frustum — /frus teuhm/, n., pl. frustums, frusta / teuh/. Geom. 1. the part of a conical solid left after cutting off a top portion with a plane parallel to the base. 2. the part of a solid, as a cone or pyramid, between two usually parallel cutting planes …   Universalium

  • frustum — noun a) A cone or pyramid whose tip has been truncated by a plane parallel to its base. b) A region of a sphere delimited by two parallel planes. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • frustum — frus·tum || frÊŒstÉ™m n. (Geometry) truncated cone or pyramid; part of a solid that is cut parallel …   English contemporary dictionary

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