rhombus

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noun rhom·bus \ˈräm-bəs\

Definition of rhombus

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rhombuses

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rhombi

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  1. :  a parallelogram with four equal sides and sometimes one with no right angles

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Origin and Etymology of rhombus

Latin, from Greek rhombos piece of wood whirled on a string, lozenge, from rhembein to whirl


RHOMBUS Defined for English Language Learners

rhombus

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Definition of rhombus for English Language Learners

  • geometry : a shape with four sides that are equal in length and with four angles that are not always right angles


RHOMBUS Defined for Kids

rhombus

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noun rhom·bus \ˈräm-bəs\

Definition of rhombus for Students

  1. :  a parallelogram whose sides are equal in length



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