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tangram

tan·gram

 (tăng′grəm)
n.
A Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, to be reassembled into different figures.

[Origin unknown.]

tangram

(ˈtæŋɡræm)
n
(Games, other than specified) a Chinese puzzle in which a square, cut into a parallelogram, a square, and five triangles, is formed into figures
[C19: perhaps from Chinese t'ang Chinese + -gram]

tan•gram

(ˈtæŋ grəm)

n.
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.
[1860–65; tang-, perhaps < Chinese Táng T'ang, i.e., Chinese + -gram1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tangram - a Chinese puzzle consisting of a square divided into seven pieces that must be arranged to match particular designstangram - a Chinese puzzle consisting of a square divided into seven pieces that must be arranged to match particular designs
puzzle - a game that tests your ingenuity
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