rhom·​bus | \ ˈräm-bəs How to pronounce rhombus (audio) \
plural rhombuses or rhombi\ ˈräm-​ˌbī How to pronounce rhombus (audio) , -​ˌbē \

Definition of rhombus

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

Examples of rhombus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the other two videos, Sabur uses a wooden rhombus to frame objects on the ground (a cast full-face mask) or in the sky (the planet Mars). Washington Post, "This artist is inspired by landscape, whether terrestrial, cosmic or internal," 4 Nov. 2020 Each arches outward over the dash with more concentric rhombuses directing the airflow. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "2021 Kia Sorento Revealed with Upscale Interior," 17 Feb. 2020 Would not the areas of the mini-triangle and the area of the rhombus adjacent to it, combined, make for another triangle? Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "We Spent All Day Arguing About This Triangle Brain Teaser. Can You Solve It?," 31 Jan. 2020 The building’s shape was then closer to a rhombus, according to Valentine. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Seabrook residents mourn impending doom of unique ‘Triangle Building’," 5 Sep. 2019 For more than a decade, Australian engineers working under the name Rotary Engine Development Agency have developed a new design of rotary engine that is based on a deforming rhombus rather than the conventional triangular rotors. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "The Rhombus Rotary Engine: Can a Quirky New Design Top the Famous Wankel?," 18 Jan. 2019 Cait Carouge’s large color photographs, meanwhile, one orange, one rosy gray, one mostly black, are inhabited by slits, streaks and overlapping rhombuses that could almost pass for Photoshop abstraction. New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 27 June 2018 And our unrivaled program director, Sara Leeder, has fit every piece—every square, rhombus, and circle—seamlessly together. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "FORTUNE Brainstorm Health’s 3rd Annual Conference Is Coming Soon!," 27 Feb. 2018 The board is sturdy, hexagonal in shape, and folds into a neat rhombus in the box. Erik Wecks, WIRED, "Review: Hex-A-Gon Is Great Fun," 16 Feb. 2012

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First Known Use of rhombus

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhombus

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

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The first known use of rhombus was circa 1560

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“Rhombus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhombus. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rhombus

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


rhom·​bus | \ ˈräm-bəs How to pronounce rhombus (audio) \

Kids Definition of rhombus

: a parallelogram whose sides are equal in length

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