Lateral Face

Lateral Face

A face of a prism or a pyramid that is not a base.


  • In a prism, all the faces other than the 2 parallel and congruent bases are lateral faces. A triangular prism has 3 lateral faces and 2 congruent and parallel bases.

Face Latérale

  • In a pyramid, all the faces other than the base are lateral faces. A square pyramid has 4 lateral faces and 1 square base.

Face Latérale-B

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