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
(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
the mammalian wrist bone that articulates with the metacarpal of the first digit or thumb.
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
a quadrilateral with no parallel sides
a multiple star in the constellation of Orion
trapezium, trapezium bone, os trapezium(noun)
the wrist bone on the thumb side of the hand that articulates with the 1st and 2nd metacarpals
A four-sided polygon with two sides parallel; a trapezoid (modern sense)
A four-sided polygon with no parallel sides and no sides equal; a simple convex irregular quadrilateral.
A bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb.
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.
Origin: Recorded since 1570, from Late Latin trapezium, from τραπέζιον, diminutive of τράπεζα", itself from + πέζα.
a plane figure bounded by four right lines, of which no two are parallel
a bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb
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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