frustum

[ fruhs-tuhm ]
/ ˈfrʌs təm /

noun, plural frus·tums, frus·ta [fruhs-tuh]. /ˈfrʌs tə/. Geometry.

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.

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Origin of frustum

1650–60; <Latin: piece, bit; probably akin to Old Irish brúid (he) breaks, Old English brȳsan to crush
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British Dictionary definitions for frustum

frustum
/ (ˈfrʌstəm) /

noun plural -tums or -ta (-tə)

geometry
  1. 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
  2. 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

C17: from Latin: piece; probably related to Old English brӯsan to crush, bruise
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