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1. See rhombus.
2. A rhombohedral crystal.

[Late Latin rhombus; see rhombus.]


(Mathematics) another name for rhombus


(ˈrɒm bəs)

n., pl. -bus•es, -bi (-bī).
1. an equilateral parallelogram having oblique angles.
[1560–70; < Latin < Greek rhómbos bull-roarer, whirling motion, lozenge, derivative of rhémbesthai to come and go, wander, revolve]
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Noun1.rhomb - a parallelogram with four equal sidesrhomb - a parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram
parallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length
References in classic literature ?
Which else to several Sphears thou must ascribe, Mov'd contrarie with thwart obliquities, Or save the Sun his labour, and that swift Nocturnal and Diurnal rhomb suppos'd, Invisible else above all Starrs, the Wheele Of Day and Night; which needs not thy beleefe, If Earth industrious of her self fetch Day Travelling East, and with her part averse From the Suns beam meet Night, her other part Still luminous by his ray.
If a number of equal spheres be described with their centres placed in two parallel layers; with the centre of each sphere at the distance of radius x sqrt(2) or radius x 1.41421 (or at some lesser distance), from the centres of the six surrounding spheres in the same layer; and at the same distance from the centres of the adjoining spheres in the other and parallel layer; then, if planes of intersection between the several spheres in both layers be formed, there will result a double layer of hexagonal prisms united together by pyramidal bases formed of three rhombs; and the rhombs and the sides of the hexagonal prisms will have every angle identically the same with the best measurements which have been made of the cells of the hive-bee.
In ordinary combs it has appeared to me that the bees do not always succeed in working at exactly the same rate from the opposite sides; for I have noticed half-completed rhombs at the base of a just-commenced cell, which were slightly concave on one side, where I suppose that the bees had excavated too quickly, and convex on the opposed side, where the bees had worked less quickly.
At the other end of the series we have the cells of the hive-bee, placed in a double layer: each cell, as is well known, is an hexagonal prism, with the basal edges of its six sides bevelled so as to join on to a pyramid, formed of three rhombs. These rhombs have certain angles, and the three which form the pyramidal base of a single cell on one side of the comb, enter into the composition of the bases of three adjoining cells on the opposite side.
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.
See, though from far, His thousands, in what martial equipage They issue forth, steel bows and shafts their arms, Of equal dread in flight or in pursuit-- All horsemen, in which fight they most excel; See how in warlike muster they appear, In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings." He looked, and saw what numbers numberless The city gates outpoured, light-armed troops In coats of mail and military pride.
Doubts about the early dating of the chosen sample could also be provoked by the fact that the ornament on this vessel was made not strictly horizontally but wavily here and there forming a kind of rhomb in conjunction with pits.
(Black square: No base addiction; Red rhomb: Adenine presence; Blue triangle: Thymine presence).
So many awesome shows over the years but a real stand out was Frenzal Rhomb in TJ's, Newport, in 2001.
Note that when the interval radius [[mu].sup.W.sub.[DELTA]] is equal to [[mu].sup.W.sub.Z], the parallelogram is a rhomb. The IMP domain can be expressed as
Hence, nine work formations were used, with different spatial distribution (V, circle, two different diagonals-T-oriented, rhomb, interlinked lines formations), the compositional dynamics resulting from the use of grouped or opened formations all over the contest space, as well as from the avoidance of repeating the same formations for more than 2x8 musical beats.
In the field is a rhomb. The style, known as the 'cut-and-drilled style' (Collon 2001:166), and subject matter date Iziko 1528d to the Neo-Assyrian Period.