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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Frustum  \Frus"tum\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Frusta},  E.  {Frustums}.  [L. 
  fruslum  piece,  bit.] 
  1.  (Geom.)  The  part  of  a  solid  next  the  base,  formed  by 
  cutting  off  the  top  or  the  part  of  any  solid,  as  of  a 
  cone,  pyramid,  etc.,  between  two  planes,  which  may  be 
  either  parallel  or  inclined  to  each  other 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  One  of  the  drums  of  the  shaft  of  a  column. 




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