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Prism

A solid with parallel congruent bases which are both polygons. The bases must be oriented identically. The lateral faces of a prism are all parallelograms or rectangles.

 

 

 

See also

Oblique prism, right prism, regular prism, right square prism, right regular prism, height of a prism, volume

 


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