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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Morphological pattern Frequency Percent Pyramidal (1) 27 25.71% Truncated pyramid (2) 15 14.28% Laminar smooth (3) 20 19.04% Laminar spiniform (4) 18 17.14% Laminar irregular (5) 25 23.80% Table II.
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