trapezoid

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noun trap·e·zoid \ˈtra-pə-ˌzȯid\

Definition of trapezoid

  1. 1a :  a quadrilateral having only two sides parallelb British :  trapezium 1a

  2. 2 :  a bone in the wrist at the base of the metacarpal of the index finger

trapezoidal

play \ˌtra-pə-ˈzȯi-dəl\ adjective

Illustration of trapezoid

Origin and Etymology of trapezoid

New Latin trapezoïdes, from Greek trapezoeidēs trapezium-shaped, from trapeza table


TRAPEZOID Defined for English Language Learners

trapezoid

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Definition of trapezoid for English Language Learners

  • : a four-sided shape that has two sides that are parallel and two sides that are not parallel


TRAPEZOID Defined for Kids

trapezoid

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noun trap·e·zoid \ˈtra-pə-ˌzȯid\

Definition of trapezoid for Students

  1. :  a flat geometric figure with four sides but with only two sides parallel


Medical Dictionary

trapezoid

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noun trap·e·zoid \ˈtrap-ə-ˌzȯid\

Medical Definition of trapezoid

  1. :  a bone in the distal row of the carpus at the base of the index finger—called also lesser multangular, trapezoid bone, trapezoideum

Illustration of trapezoid



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