trapezium

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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.
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Most injuries were caused by road traffic accidents followed by fall of heavy object on hand and machinery related injuries; 22 phalangeal fractures and 4 metacarpal fractures and 2 trapezium fractures were seen.
The design of the Cartiva implant minimizes bone resection and preserves the trapezium and may provide for a quicker and less painful recovery than ligament reconstruction tendon interposition surgery or trapeziectomy.
1 Aldous Huxley turned down the offer of a knighthood 2 Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston, was released 3 Margaret Thatcher first became MP for Finchley 4 Francois Mitterrand escaped an assassination attempt in Paris impossipuzzles "It's a funny shape, a trapezium," said George.
The radial artery was identified in the proximal aspect of the wound overlying the trapezium.
Traumatic dislocation of the trapezium is a relatively rare injury [1].

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