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rhomboid

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noun rhom·boid \ˈräm-ˌbȯid\

Definition of rhomboid

  1. :  a parallelogram with no right angles and with adjacent sides of unequal length

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Rhomboids, like triangles, may take various different shapes, but they always look like a lopsided diamond or rectangle. As both a noun and an adjective, rhomboid can be applied to anything with those shapes, such as certain muscles of the upper back when viewed from behind. Whenever you hear about rhomboid exercises, rhomboid strain, or rhomboid pain, it involves those muscles, which attach your shoulder blades to your spine and can be strained by carrying a heavy backpack, serving a tennis ball, or just slumping in your chair in front of a computer all day.

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Origin and Etymology of rhomboid

Middle French rhomboïde, from Latin rhomboides, from Greek rhomboeidēs resembling a rhombus, from rhombos


First Known Use: 1570


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rhomboid

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adjective rhom·boid \ˈräm-ˌbȯid\
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rhomboidal

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Definition of rhomboid

  1. :  shaped somewhat like a rhombus or rhomboid

1681

First Known Use of rhomboid

1681


RHOMBOID Defined for English Language Learners

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rhomboid

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noun rhom·boid \ˈräm-ˌbȯid\

Definition of rhomboid for English Language Learners

  • geometry : a shape with four sides where only the opposite sides and angles are equal

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