- a quadrilateral plane figure having two parallel and two nonparallel sides.
- British. trapezium(def 1b).
Origin of trapezoid
Examples from the Web for trapezoid
It has a rugose, tuberculated body of trapezoid form, the colors being brown and reddish, while the whole aspect is crab-like.A Book of Natural History|Various
Another drawer contains various figures: an oval, an ellipse, a rhombus, and a trapezoid.Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook|Maria Montessori
The second trapezoid is composed of pieces which can be placed in the rectangle, filling it completely.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
Trapezoid -al: a four-sided plane of which two sides are parallel and two are not.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
To find the area of a trapezoid: Multiply half the sum of the two parallel sides by the distance between them.Getting Gold|J. C. F. Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for trapezoid
Word Origin for trapezoid
Word Origin and History for trapezoid
1706, "a trapezium," from Modern Latin trapezoides, from Late Greek trapezoeides (Proclus), special use by Euclid of Greek trapezoeides "trapezium-shaped," from trapeza, literally "table" (see trapezium), + -oeides "shaped" (see -oid). Technically, a quadrilateral figure with no two sides parallel. But in English since c.1800, often confused with trapezium in its sense of "a quadrilateral figure having only two sides parallel."
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Culture definitions for trapezoid
A four-sided polygon in which two sides are parallel and two are not.