Definitions for trapeziumtrəˈpi zi əm; -zi ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tra•pe•zi•umtrəˈpi zi əm; -zi ə(n.)(pl.)-zi•ums, -zi•a

  1. (in Euclidean geometry) any rectilinear quadrilateral plane figure not a parallelogram. a quadrilateral plane figure of which no two sides are parallel. Brit.

    Category: Math, British

    Ref: trapezoid (def. 1a). 1 1

  2. the mammalian wrist bone that articulates with the metacarpal of the first digit or thumb.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of trapezium:

1545–55; < NL < Gk trapézion kind of quadrilateral, lit., small table, dim. of trápeza table, shortening of *tetrapeza=tetra- four +-peza foot, akin to poús; see tetra -, foot

tra•pe′zi•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trapezium(noun)

    a quadrilateral with no parallel sides

  2. Trapezium(noun)

    a multiple star in the constellation of Orion

  3. trapezium, trapezium bone, os trapezium(noun)

    the wrist bone on the thumb side of the hand that articulates with the 1st and 2nd metacarpals

Wiktionary

  1. trapezium(Noun)

    A four-sided polygon with two sides parallel; a trapezoid (modern sense)

  2. trapezium(Noun)

    A four-sided polygon with no parallel sides and no sides equal; a simple convex irregular quadrilateral.

  3. trapezium(Noun)

    A bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb.

  4. trapezium(Noun)

    A region on the ventral side of the brain, either just back of the pons Varolii, or, as in man, covered by the posterior extension of its transverse fibers.

  5. Origin: Recorded since 1570, from Late Latin trapezium, from τραπέζιον, diminutive of τράπεζα", itself from + πέζα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trapezium(noun)

    a plane figure bounded by four right lines, of which no two are parallel

  2. Trapezium(noun)

    a bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb

  3. Trapezium(noun)

    a region on the ventral side of the brain, either just back of the pons Varolii, or, as in man, covered by the posterior extension of its transverse fibers

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