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The height of a cylinder is the length of a line segment drawn perpendicular to the base and its opposite plane.

In the above diagram, $h$ is the height of the cylinder $ACBDFE$.

Also known as

Some sources refer to the height of a cylinder as its altitude.

However, on $\mathsf{Pr} \infty \mathsf{fWiki}$ we prefer to reserve the word altitude to mean the perpendicular line segment itself, and not its length.

Also see

  • Results about cylinders can be found here.