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trapezium

tra·pe·zi·um

(trə-pē′zē-əm)
n. pl. tra·pe·zi·ums or tra·pe·zi·a (-zē-ə)
1. Mathematics
a. A quadrilateral having no parallel sides.
b. Chiefly British A trapezoid.
2. Anatomy A bone in the wrist at the base of the thumb.

[Originally, a quadrilateral with two parallel sides (later confused with trapezoid, originally, a quadrilateral having no parallel sides), from Modern Latin trapezium, a quadrilateral with two parallel sides, from Late Greek trapezion, from Greek, diminutive of trapeza, table : tra-, four; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots + peza, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

trapezium

(trəˈpiːzɪəm)
n, pl -ziums or -zia (-zɪə)
1. (Mathematics) chiefly Brit a quadrilateral having two parallel sides of unequal length. Usual US and Canadian name: trapezoid
2. (Mathematics) chiefly US and Canadian a quadrilateral having neither pair of sides parallel
3. (Anatomy) a small bone of the wrist near the base of the thumb
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek trapezion, from trapeza table]

tra•pe•zi•um

(trəˈpi zi əm)

n., pl. -zi•ums, -zi•a (-zi ə)
1.
a. (in Euclidean geometry) any rectilinear quadrilateral plane figure not a parallelogram.
b. a quadrilateral plane figure of which no two sides are parallel.
2. the mammalian wrist bone that articulates with the metacarpal of the first digit or thumb.
[1545–55; < New Latin < Greek trapézion kind of quadrilateral, literally, small table, diminutive of trápeza table, shortening of *tetrapeza=tetra- four + -peza foot, akin to poús; see tetra-, foot]

tra·pe·zi·um

(trə-pē′zē-əm)
A four-sided figure having no parallel sides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 trapezium - a quadrilateral with no parallel sidesU.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776quadrangle, quadrilateral, tetragon - a four-sided polygonparallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length 2 Trapezium - a multiple star in the constellation of Orionmultiple star - a system of three or more stars associated by gravity 3 trapezium - the wrist bone on the thumb side of the hand that articulates with the 1st and 2nd metacarpalscarpal, carpal bone, wrist bone - any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
Translations

trapezium

[trəˈpiːzɪəm] N (trapeziums, trapezia (pl)) [trəˈpiːzɪə] (Math) →

trapezium

n (Brit) → Trapez nt; (US) → Trapezoid nt

trapezium

[trəˈpiːzɪəm] n (Geom) → trapezio
References in classic literature ?
Let the reader picture to himself a series of visages presenting successively all geometrical forms, from the triangle to the trapezium, from the cone to the polyhedron; all human expressions, from wrath to lewdness; all ages, from the wrinkles of the new-born babe to the wrinkles of the aged and dying; all religious phantasmagories, from Faun to Beelzebub; all animal profiles, from the maw to the beak, from the jowl to the muzzle.
Thumb arthritis most commonly occurs in the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, which connects the metacarpal bone in the thumb to the trapezium in the wrist.
A classic trapezium clutch with a bejewelled push lock wraps up the collection.
In the middle of the image is a bright central region where four of the nebula's largest stars, called Trapezium, can be found.
The metacarpal and trapezium articulations developed asymmetric, or mismatched, radii of curvature to allow more mobility and translation at the joint surface.
What do you notice when you take a general trapezium? Can you give reasons for the phenomena you observe?
Therefore, this research had as its intention, to verify if the existence of one chewing side preference, relates with the postural muscular electrical potential, represented by the sternocleidomastoid muscle, by the upper fibers of the trapezium, gluteus medius and anterior tibialis muscles, bilaterally.
We had aimed at the Trapezium Cluster in the Orion Nebula, and as Arthur C.
Summary: New Delhi (India), July 30 [ANI]: The Supreme Court on Monday said the onus of maintaining and preserving the Taj Mahal was on the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Chairman and the Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
The top court also sought personal appearance of chairman of Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) --a 10,400 sq km area spread over Agra, Hathras, Firozabad, Etah and Mathura in UP and Bharatpur in Rajasthan --to explain violation of its earlier order prohibiting expansion of industrial units.
The top court also sought personal appearance of chairman of Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) -- a 10,400 sq km area spread over Agra, Hathras, Firozabad, Etah and Mathura in UP and Bharatpur in Rajasthan -- to explain violation of its earlier order prohibiting expansion of industrial units.

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