Definition of Terms, Continued
A prism is a solid with two bases (top and bottom) that are equal regular
polygons and three or more lateral faces that are parallelograms. If the bases
are also parallelograms, the prism is a parallelepiped.
A right prism has
faces and lateral edges that are perpendicular to the bases.
have faces and lateral edges oblique to the bases.
Figure 2-11 illustrates prism configurations.
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