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trapezium

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noun tra·pe·zi·um \trə-ˈpē-zē-əm, tra-\

Simple Definition of trapezium

  • : a four-sided shape that has no parallel sides

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trapezium

plural

trapeziums

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-zia

\-zē-ə\
  1. 1a :  a quadrilateral with no parallel sidesb British :  trapezoid 1b

  2. 2 :  a bone in the wrist at the base of the metacarpal of the thumb

Origin and Etymology of trapezium

New Latin, from Greek trapezion, literally, small table, diminutive of trapeza table, from tra- four (akin to tettares four) + peza foot; akin to Greek pod-, pous foot — more at four, foot


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with trapezium

magnesium


Medical Dictionary

trapezium

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noun tra·pe·zi·um \trə-ˈpē-zē-əm, tra-\

Medical Definition of trapezium

plural

trapeziums

or

trapezia

\-zē-ə\play
  1. :  a bone in the distal row of the carpus at the base of the thumb—called also greater multangular



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