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Confused with TeX terminology: height, depth, width

The LaTeX reference card states for example \strut box w/ ht and depth of ā€œ(ā€, zero width I came to see text as a two dimensional feature, but I must be missing out on something... (following ...
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Definition of \strut explained

Can anyone explain me the fine details of the \strut macro. Why is the box \copyied in mathmode but \unhcopyied otherwise? % latex.ltx, line 484, but identical in plainTeX ...