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FRUSTUM (Latin for a " piece broken o...

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 270 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRUSTUM (Latin for a " piece broken off "), a term in geometry for the part of a solid figure, such as a cone or pyramid, cut off by a plane parallel to the base, or lying between two parallel planes; and hence in architecture a name given to the drum of a column.
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