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Altitude of a Cylinder
Height of a Cylinder

The distance between the bases of a cylinder. Formally, the shortest line segment between the (possibly extended) bases. Altitude also refers to the length of this segment.

 

 

 

See also

Oblique cylinder, right cylinder, volume, surface area

 


  this page updated 27-aug-12
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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