- the part of a conical solid left after cutting off a top portion with a plane parallel to the base.
- the part of a solid, as a cone or pyramid, between two usually parallel cutting planes.
Origin of frustum
Examples from the Web for frusta
Historical Examples of frusta
Near the temple are several blocks of stones, some fluted Doric frusta, and a capital of small dimensions.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)
In a journal called the Frusta letteraria he took to lashing without mercy the works which were then being published in Italy.
- the part of a solid, such as a cone or pyramid, contained between the base and a plane parallel to the base that intersects the solid
- the part of such a solid contained between two parallel planes intersecting the solid
- architect a single drum of a column or a single stone used to construct a pier
Word Origin for frustum
Word Origin and History for frusta
1650s, from Latin frustum "piece broken off," from PIE *bhrus-to-, from root *bhreu- "to cut, break up."