What does trapezium mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term trapezium:


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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trapezium

    tra-pē′zi-um, n. a plane figure having four unequal sides, no two of which are parallel: one of the wrist-bones—also Trapēze′:—pl. Trapē′zia, Trapē′ziums.—n. Trapēze′, a swing of one or more cross-bars used in gymnastic exercises.—adjs. Trapē′zian, having opposed trapeziform faces; Trapē′ziform, having the form of a trapeze.—n. Trap′ezoid (also Trapē′zoid), a plane four-sided figure like a trapezium, having two of its opposite sides parallel.—adj. Trapezoid′al, having the form of a trapezoid. [Gr. trapezion dim. of trapeza, a table; from tetra, four, pous, podos, a foot.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. trapezium

    A quadrilateral figure that has only two of its four sides parallel.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trapezium in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trapezium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3



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