- a quadrilateral having both pairs of opposite sides parallel to each other.
Origin of parallelogram
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Examples from the Web for parallelogram
The tables at which the guests are seated form three sides of a parallelogram.Six Centuries of Painting
From shoulders to the ground he was in the form of a parallelogram.The Kentucky Ranger
Edward T. Curnick
The plan is a parallelogram, with a semicircle at the further end.The Western World
These lines formed a parallelogram about three feet in length by two in breadth.Ran Away to Sea
This day come home the instrument I have so long longed for, the Parallelogram.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete
C16: via French from Late Latin, from Greek parallēlogrammon, from parallēlos parallel + grammē line, related to graphein to write
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Word Origin and History for parallelogram
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- A four-sided plane figure with opposite sides parallel. Rhombuses and rectangles are parallelograms.
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