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rhombus, rhomb, diamondnoun
a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram
Plural form of rhombus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
In geometry, a parallelogram or quadrangular figure, having its four sides equal, and consisting of parallel lines, with two opposite angles acute, and two obtuse: it is formed by two equal and right cones joined together at their base. Trevoux and John Harris
Etymology: rhombe, Fr. rhombus, Lat. ῥομβος.
Save the sun his labour, and that swift
Nocturnal and diurnal rhomb suppos’d
Invisible else above all stars, the wheel
Of day and night. John Milton.
See how in warlike muster they appear,
In rhombs and wedges, and half moons and wings. John Milton.
In plane Euclidean geometry, a rhombus (plural rhombi or rhombuses) is a 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 which resembles the projection of an octahedral diamond, or a lozenge, though the former sometimes refers specifically to a rhombus with a 60° angle (which some authors call a calisson after the French sweet – also see Polyiamond), and the latter sometimes refers specifically to a rhombus with a 45° angle. Every rhombus is simple (non-self-intersecting), and is a special case of a parallelogram and a kite. A rhombus with right angles is a square.
A rhombus, also known as rhomb, is a type of quadrilateral that has all its sides equal in length. In other words, it's a parallelogram where all four sides have the same length. The opposite angles of a rhombus are equal, but the angles might not be right angles. The diagonals bisect each other at right angles and are not equal in length.
an equilateral parallelogram, or quadrilateral figure whose sides are equal and the opposite sides parallel. The angles may be unequal, two being obtuse and two acute, as in the cut, or the angles may be equal, in which case it is usually called a square
Etymology: [L. rhombus, Gr. "ro`mbos rhomb, a spinning top, magic wheel, fr. "re`mbein to turn or whirl round, perhaps akin to E. wrench: cf. F. rhombe. Cf. Rhombus, Rhumb.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
romb, n. a quadrilateral figure having its sides equal but its angles not right angles: (crystal.) a rhombohedron: (Milt.) a material circle—also Rhom′bus.—adj. Rhom′bic.—ns. Rhombicosidodecahē′dron, a solid having sixty-two faces; Rhombicuboctahē′dron, a solid having twenty-six faces.—adjs. Rhom′biform, Rhom′boid, shaped like a rhomb.—Fresnel's rhomb, a rhomb of crown glass so cut that a ray of light entering one of its faces at right angles shall emerge at right angles at the opposite face, after undergoing two total reflections. [L. rhombus—Gr. rhombos—rhembein, to turn round and round.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A vertical circle of any given place, or the intersection of a part of such a circle with the horizon. Rhumbs, therefore, coincide with points of the world, or of the horizon; and hence seamen distinguish the rhumbs by the same names as the points and winds, as marked on the fly or card of the compass. The rhumb-line, therefore, is a line prolonged from any point of the compass in a nautical chart, except the four cardinal points; or it is a line which a ship, keeping in the same collateral point or rhumb, describes throughout its whole course.
The numerical value of rhomb in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of rhomb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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