parallelogram

parallelogram

[par-uh-lel-uh-gram]
noun
a quadrilateral having both pairs of opposite sides parallel to each other.

Origin:
1560–70; < Late Latin parallēlogrammum < Greek parallēlógrammon. See parallel, -o-, -gram1

parallelogrammatic [par-uh-lel-uh-gruh-mat-ik] , parallelogrammatical, adjective
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parallelogram (ˌpærəˈlɛləˌɡræm)
 
n
rhombus rectangle trapezium See also trapezoid a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel and equal in length
 
[C16: via French from Late Latin, from Greek parallēlogrammon, from parallēlosparallel + grammē line, related to graphein to write]

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parallelogram   (pār'ə-lěl'ə-grām')  Pronunciation Key 
A four-sided plane figure with opposite sides parallel. Rhombuses and rectangles are parallelograms.
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