Definition:Linear Measure/Height

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Height, like depth, is used as a term for linear measure in a dimension perpendicular to both length and breadth.

However, whereas depth has connotations of down, height is used for distances up from the plane.

Euclidean Definition

When discussing the size and shape of a general polygon, the words height and width are often seen.

The height of a polygon is the linear measure going up the page.

In contrast, the width is the linear measure going across the page.

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