# Is a cylinder a geometric shape?

**Yes**, a cylinder is a geometric shape.

It is related to the circle. A circle has two dimensions, but the cylinder is three-dimensional, having height as well.

The volume of a cylinder, for example, is the area of the circle multiplied by the height.

### What is a geometric shape?

Wikipedia defines geometric shape as follows: A geometric shape is the geometric information which remains when location, scale, orientation and reflection are removed from the description of a geometric object. The above definition does not address the fact that non-mathematical attributes, such as colour, taste, smell, temperature, and so on can also be removed.