parallelogram

noun par·al·lel·o·gram \ ˌper-ə-ˈle-lə-ˌgram , ˌpa-rə- \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of parallelogram

: a quadrilateral with opposite sides parallel and equal

Examples of parallelogram in a Sentence

  1. Rectangles, squares, and rhombuses are all parallelograms.

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Origin and Etymology of parallelogram

Late Latin or Greek; Late Latin parallelogrammum, from Greek parallēlogrammon, from neuter of parallēlogrammos bounded by parallel lines, from parallēlos + grammē line, from graphein to write — more at carve


PARALLELOGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

parallelogram

Definition of parallelogram for English Language Learners

  • geometry : a four-sided shape made up of two pairs of straight parallel lines that are equal in length


PARALLELOGRAM Defined for Kids

parallelogram

noun par·al·lel·o·gram \ ˌper-ə-ˈle-lə-ˌgram \

Definition of parallelogram for Students

: a plane figure with four sides whose opposite sides are parallel and equal


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