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# rhombus

[ rom-buhs ]

## noun

, plural rhom·bus·es, rhom·bi [rom, -bahy].
1. an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram; any equilateral parallelogram except a square.
2. an equilateral parallelogram, including the square as a special case.

rhombus

/ ˈrɒmbəs /

## noun

1. an oblique-angled parallelogram having four equal sides Also calledrhomb Compare square
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rhombus

/ rŏmbəs /

, Plural rhombuses rŏm

1. A parallelogram with four equal sides; an equilateral parallelogram.

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of rhombus1

First recorded in 1560–70; from Latin, from Greek rhómbos “anything that may be spun around,” derivative of rhémbein “to revolve”
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## Word History and Origins

Origin of rhombus1

C16: from Greek rhombos something that spins; related to rhembein to whirl
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## Example Sentences

It turned out that the best arrangement was to have the four cups form a close-packed rhombus, centered on the central point of the probability distribution.

Raz is still a kid, and for him, the events of the first game and an additional VR title, “Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin,” happened just a few days ago.

Next, I randomly picked one of the four edges of the resulting rhombus and attached the third triangle.

Next, I randomly pick one of the four edges of the resulting rhombus and attach the third triangle.

Three forms of the rhombus have come under my own observation, each and all apparently connected in symbolism with the lightning.

The Apache name for the rhombus is tzi-ditindi, the "sounding wood."

Like the rhombus, they are decorated with incised lines representing the lightning.

They are in fact the duplicates, on a small scale, of the rhombus, already described.

The triangles of the rhombus are different, for they are divided by opposite diagonal lines.