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Shape

A new garden sculpture fills a certain amount of cubic metres (volume) but whether it fits in the trunk also depends on the shape.

  • Size (such as volume) tells how much it fills, while
  • shape tells how it fills.

Is the sculpture ball-shaped or like a box? Or maybe shaped as a pyramid? The sculptor can create infinitely many different shapes. We can invent names such as ‘ball’, ‘box’ and ‘pyramid’ for simple and often-used shapes to make them easier to talk about.

Geometric shapes
2D3D
Rectangle4Box
Square3Cube
Circle2Ball
TrianglePyramid1

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References:

  1. Online Etymology Dictionary’ (dictionary), Douglas Harper, www.etymonline.com