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Cone

A three dimensional figure with a single base tapering to an apex. The base can be any simple closed curve. Often the word cone refers to a right circular cone.

 

                       
                                                                        Double Cone

 

See also

Right cone, oblique cone, circular cone, frustum of a cone or pyramid, height of a cone, volume, lateral surface, lateral surface area, surface area

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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