Definitions for rhombusˈrɒm bəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rhom•bus*ˈrɒm bəs(n.)(pl.)-bus•es, -bi

  1. an equilateral parallelogram having oblique angles.

    Category: Math

  2. Category: Math

    Ref: rhombohedron.

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Origin of rhombus:

1560–70; < L < Gk rhómbos bull-roarer, whirling motion, lozenge, der. of rhémbesthai to come and go, wander, revolve

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rhombus, rhomb, diamond(noun)

    a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram

Wiktionary

  1. rhombus(Noun)

    Any of several flatfishes once considered part of the genus Rhombus.

  2. rhombus(Noun)

    A parallelogram having all sides of equal length.

  3. Origin: From rhombus, from ῥόμβος, from ῥέμβω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rhombus(noun)

    same as Rhomb, 1

Freebase

  1. Rhombus

    In Euclidean geometry, a rhombus, plural rhombi or rhombuses, is a simple quadrilateral whose four sides all have the same length. Another name is equilateral quadrilateral, since equilateral means that all of its sides are equal in length. The rhombus is often called a diamond, after the diamonds suit in playing cards, or a lozenge, though the latter sometimes refers specifically to a rhombus with a 45° angle. Every rhombus is a parallelogram, and a rhombus with right angles is a square.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

rhombus(noun)

an equilateral parallelogram, other than a square.

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