- a quadrilateral plane figure having two parallel and two nonparallel sides.
- British. trapezium (def. 1b).
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OTHER WORDS FROM trapezoidpost·trap·e·zoid, adjectivesub·trap·e·zoid, adjectivesub·trap·e·zoi·dal, adjective
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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
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Other words from trapezoidtrap′e•zoid′ null adj.
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Cultural definitions for trapezoid
A four-sided polygon in which two sides are parallel and two are not.