Lateral Face

Pronunciation: /ˈlæt ər əl feɪs/ Explain

A lateral face of a polyhedron is a face that is on the side of the polyhedron, and not the top or bottom.

Click on the blue point on the slider and drag it to see all of the lateral faces of the cube.

For this cube, which faces are not lateral faces?
Manipulative 1 - Lateral Face Created with GeoGebra.

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  • McAdams, David E.. Polygon. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 8/31/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/polygon.html.

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McAdams, David E. Lateral Face. 8/31/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/l/lateralface.html.

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8/31/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
8/7/2018: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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