Trun"ca*ted (?), a.

1.

Cut off; cut short; maimed.

2. Min.

Replaced, or cut off, by a plane, especially when equally inclined to the adjoining faces; as, a truncated edge.

3. Zool.

Lacking the apex; -- said of certain spiral shells in which the apex naturally drops off.

Truncated conepyramid Geom., a cone or pyramid whose vertex is cut off by a plane, the plane being usually parallel to the base.

 

© Webster 1913.

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