Width is the measure of the shortest side of a rectangle, as opposed to length, which is the measure of the longest side.

- Name given to the smallest dimension of the base of a rectangular prism.
- The distinction made between the terms “width” and “length” when considering measurements does not refer to their quality, as they are in fact two lengths, in the general sense of the term.

### Examples

- This rectangle has a width of four centimetres (4 cm):

- This prism has a width of one centimetre (1 cm):