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slant height

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Definition of slant height in English:

noun

The height of a cone from the vertex to the periphery (rather than the centre) of the base.
Example sentences
  • Since in a regular pyramid the triangles are all congruent, the slant heights are the same.
  • What happens to the surface area, volume, slant height, radius and height as you roll the cone tighter?
  • Notice that the vertical elevation provides an infinite number of possible integer slant heights.

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