# slant height

nounGeometry.

(of a right circular cone) the distance from the vertex to any point on the circumference of the base.

## Origin of slant height

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First recorded in 1790–1800

## Words Nearby slant height

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## How to use slant height in a sentence

To find the lateral area of a right pyramid: Multiply the perimeter of the base by the

*slant height*and take half the product.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions | Henry C. HorstmannTo find the lateral area of a cone: Multiply the circumference of the base by the

*slant height*and take half the product.Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions | Henry C. HorstmannThe lateral area of a regular pyramid is equal to half the product of its

*slant height*by the perimeter of its base.The Teaching of Geometry | David Eugene Smith

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