parallelogram

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noun par·al·lel·o·gram \ˌpa-rə-ˈle-lə-ˌgram\

Definition of parallelogram

  1. :  a quadrilateral with opposite sides parallel and equal

Examples of parallelogram in a sentence

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

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


First Known Use: 1570


PARALLELOGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

parallelogram

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noun par·al·lel·o·gram \ˌpa-rə-ˈle-lə-ˌgram\

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

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

Definition of parallelogram for Students

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



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