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trapezium

[ truh-pee-zee-uhm ]
/ tr蓹藞pi zi 蓹m /
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noun, plural tra路pe路zi路ums, tra路pe路zi路a [truh-pee-zee-uh]. /tr蓹藞pi zi 蓹/.
Geometry.
  1. (in Euclidean geometry) any rectilinear quadrilateral plane figure not a parallelogram.
  2. a quadrilateral plane figure of which no two sides are parallel.
  3. British. trapezoid (def. 1a).
Anatomy. a bone in the wrist that articulates with the metacarpal bone of the thumb.
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Origin of trapezium

1545鈥55; <New Latin <Greek trap茅zion kind of quadrilateral, literally, small table, equivalent to tr谩pez(a) table (shortening of *tetrapeza object having four feet, equivalent to tetra- four + p茅za foot, akin to po煤s, pod贸s;see tetra-, foot) + -ion diminutive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM trapezium

tra路pe路zi路al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for trapezium

trapezium
/ (tr蓹藞pi藧z瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -ziums or -zia (-z瑟蓹)
mainly British a quadrilateral having two parallel sides of unequal lengthUsual US and Canadian name: trapezoid
mainly US and Canadian a quadrilateral having neither pair of sides parallel
a small bone of the wrist near the base of the thumb

Derived forms of trapezium

trapezial, adjective

Word Origin for trapezium

C16: via Late Latin from Greek trapezion, from trapeza table
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Scientific definitions for trapezium

trapezium
[ tr蓹-p膿z膿-蓹m ]

Plural trapeziums trapezia
A four-sided plane figure having no parallel sides.
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