[ tang-gruh m ]
/ ˈtæŋ grəm /
a Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, which can be combined so as to form a great variety of other figures.
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Example sentences from the Web for tangram
One remarkable thing about these Tangram pictures is that they suggest to the imagination such a lot that is not really there.Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
Tangram, tan′gram, n. a Chinese puzzle, consisting of a square of wood cut into seven pieces of various shapes.
British Dictionary definitions for tangram
/ (ˈtæŋɡræm) /
a Chinese puzzle in which a square, cut into a parallelogram, a square, and five triangles, is formed into figures
Word Origin for tangram
C19: perhaps from Chinese t'ang Chinese + -gram
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