Origin of parallelogram

French*parallélogramme*from Classical Latin

*parallelogrammum*from Classical Greek

*parall?logrammon*from

*parall?los,*parallel +

*gramm?,*stroke in writing: see gram

parallelogram

The definition of a parallelogram is a four-sided plane with opposite sites which are equal and parallel.

A rectangle is an example of a parallelogram.

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a plane figure with four sides, having the opposite sides parallel and equal

Origin of parallelogram

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noun

A four-sided plane figure with opposite sides parallel.

Origin of parallelogram

Late Latin **parallelogram**

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Noun

(*plural* parallelograms)

- (geometry) A convex quadrilateral in which each pair of opposite edges are parallel and of equal length.

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**Parallelogram**: two opposite sides a and a, distance between them h. - The fundamental postulate of this part of our subject is that the two forces acting on a particle may be compounded by the
**parallelogram**rule. - It is in shape an irregular
**parallelogram**, divided into two nearly equal parts by the range of the Eastern Ghats, which intersects it throughout its entire length. - Further, at any one of the centres of load let PL represent the magnitude and direction of the gross load, and Pa, Pb the two resistances by which the piece to which that load is applied is supported; then wifl those three lines be respectively the diagonal and sides of a
**parallelogram**; or, what is the same thing, they will be equal to the three sides of a triangleS and they must be in the same plane, although the sides of the polygon of resistances may be in different planes. - Thus if a lacquer box in the form of a
**parallelogram**is the object, Japanese artists will not divide it in two equal parts by a perpendicular line, but by a diagonal, as offering a more pleasing line and division.

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