parallelogram

[ par-uh-lel-uh-gram ]
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noun
  1. a quadrilateral having both pairs of opposite sides parallel to each other.

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Origin of parallelogram

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First recorded in 1560–70; from Late Latin parallēlogrammum, from Greek parallēlógrammon; equivalent to parallel + -o- + -gram1

Other words from parallelogram

  • par·al·lel·o·gram·mat·ic [par-uh-lel-uh-gruh-mat-ik], /ˌpær əˌlɛl ə grəˈmæt ɪk/, par·al·lel·o·gram·mat·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for parallelogram

parallelogram

/ (ˌpærəˈlɛləˌɡræm) /


noun
  1. a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel and equal in length: See also rhombus, rectangle, trapezium, trapezoid

Origin of parallelogram

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C16: via French from Late Latin, from Greek parallēlogrammon, from parallēlos parallel + grammē line, related to graphein to write

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Scientific definitions for parallelogram

parallelogram

[ păr′ə-lĕlə-grăm′ ]


  1. A four-sided plane figure with opposite sides parallel. Rhombuses and rectangles are parallelograms.

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