truncated pyramid


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truncated pyramid

[¦trəŋ·kād·əd ′pir·ə‚mid]
(mathematics)
The part of a pyramid between the base and a plane that is not parallel to the base.
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With these data, each of the 12 stem stretches was approximated as a truncated pyramid composed by 16 equal trapezoidal sides, or facets.
Cerney Cheese, a full fat, Valencay-type cheese which is made and moulded into a truncated pyramid and covered in sea salt and black ash by Marion Conisbee-Smith in Gloucestershire won Best English Cheese.
Ungers' four-storey cube sits on a 100 x 70 m podium with angled sides, a white temple of Western culture standing on a truncated pyramid, intended to symbolise the victory of rationality and enlightenment over the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Sumer.
The entrance was to be down a spiral staircase, itself buried within a pile of rocks in the form of a truncated pyramid.
Cerney Cheese comes in a truncated pyramid and is coated in a mixture of sea salt and black ash, all edible and which adds another dimension to its taste.

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