Base (Geometry)

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Image of a triangle showing the base and an image of a cone showing a base.
Figure 1 - Base.

The base of a geometric figure is the 'bottom' of the figure.[1] However, many geometric objects can be considered to have more than one base. For example, any side of a triangle can be considered a base.

References

  1. base. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/base.
  2. Davies, Charles, LL.D.. Element of Geometry and Trigonometry with Applications in Mensuration. pg 14. www.archive.org. A.S. Barnes & Company. 1855. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/elementsofgeomet00davirich#page/n15/mode/1up/search/base. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Base (Geometry). 6/19/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/b/base_geometry.html.

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6/22/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
1/4/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
11/20/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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