slant height

noun

1
: the length of an element of a right circular cone
2
: the altitude of a side of a regular pyramid

Examples of slant height in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the Great Pyramid of Giza (2560 B.C.) has a slant height of 186.3 meters and a base length of 115.2 meters with a ratio of 1.6172, almost exactly equal to the golden ratio. Alan Lightman, The Atlantic, 5 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of slant height was in 1798

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“Slant height.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slant%20height. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

slant height

noun
1
: the distance along the surface of a right circular cone from the edge of the base to the vertex
2
: the altitude of a side of a regular pyramid
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