# parallelogram

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parallelogram

## par·al·lel·o·gram

(păr′ə-lĕl′ə-grăm′)
n.
A four-sided plane figure with opposite sides parallel.

[Late Latin parallēlogrammum, from Greek parallēlogrammon, from neuter sing. of parallēlogrammos, bounded by parallel lines : parallēlos, parallel; see parallel + grammē, line; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

## parallelogram

(ˌpærəˈlɛləˌɡræm)
n
(Mathematics) a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel and equal in length. See also rhombus, rectangle, trapezium, trapezoid
[C16: via French from Late Latin, from Greek parallēlogrammon, from parallēlos parallel + grammē line, related to graphein to write]

## par•al•lel•o•gram

(ˌpær əˈlɛl əˌgræm)

n.
a quadrilateral having both pairs of opposite sides parallel to each other.
[1560–70; < Late Latin parallēlogrammum < Greek parallēlógrammon]
parallelogram

## par·al·lel·o·gram

(păr′ə-lĕl′ə-grăm′)
A four-sided plane geometric figure in which each pair of opposite sides is parallel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 parallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in lengthquadrangle, quadrilateral, tetragon - a four-sided polygonrhomb, rhombus, diamond - a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogramrhomboid - a parallelogram with adjacent sides of unequal lengths; an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equalrectangle - a parallelogram with four right anglestrapezium - a quadrilateral with no parallel sides
Translations
مُتوازي الأضْلاع
rovnoběžník
parallelogram
suunnikas
parallelogramma
samsíîungur
równoległobok
rovnobežník
parallellogram

## parallelogram

[ˌpærəˈleləʊgræm] N

## parallelogram

[ˌpærəˈlɛləgræm] nparallel processing n

## parallelogram

[ˌpærəˈlɛləʊˌgræm] n

## paraˈllelogram

(-əgrӕm) noun
a four-sided figure with opposite sides equal and parallel.
References in classic literature ?
The servants cut our bread into cones, cylinders, parallelograms, and several other mathematical figures.
If they would, for example, praise the beauty of a woman, or any other animal, they describe it by rhombs, circles, parallelograms, ellipses, and other geometrical terms, or by words of art drawn from music, needless here to repeat.
Tis true that its height was made up of three Venetian plates of glass, placed one above another, and its breadth of three similar parallelograms in juxtaposition.
This you do at present with perfect confidence, because everyone knows to an inch or two the area occupied by an adult Triangle: but imagine that your Tradesman drags behind his regular and respectable vertex, a parallelogram of twelve or thirteen inches in diagonal: -- what are you to do with such a monster sticking fast in your house door?
On the sides of this triangle had recently been constructed a parallelogram of considerable size, which encroached upon the street remorselessly, according to the familiar uses of the building of that period.
It has but one door - by no means a wide one - which is at one end of the parallelogram, and but two windows, which are at the other.
The two extremities of this gigantic parallelogram were occupied, the one by the famous marble table, so long, so broad, and so thick that, as the ancient land rolls--in a style that would have given Gargantua an appetite--say, "such a slice of marble as was never beheld in the world"; the other by the chapel where Louis XI.
If many simultaneously and variously directed forces act on a given body, the direction of its motion cannot coincide with any one of those forces, but will always be a mean- what in mechanics is represented by the diagonal of a parallelogram of forces.
It is possible--perhaps inevitable--that we might understand thick black rectangles as redacted words, a path of rectangles and parallelograms as the rough suggestion of a flow chart or diagram, or white spaces and thick diagonal stripes as holes or banners where text might reside.
We love it as it is so different, from the parallelograms that form the steps to the balustrades detailing, to the landing offset from the wall.
You have to love the fact that they are not anything else except what they are, And that people explain them that way--not squares, not parallelograms, but, Bless me, rhombi, which, the first time you hear it, sounds like a city in India.
A return to parallelograms sees black squares seemingly hang in space against what might be stars or a burst of bright light, creating the sense of a vacuum where gravity has ceased to exist.

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