par|al|lel|o|gram [ ,perə`lelə,græm ] noun count
a shape with four straight sides in which opposite sides are of equal length and are parallel to each other

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  • Parallelogram — Par al*lel o*gram, n. [Gr. ?; ? parallel + ? to write: cf. F. parall[ e]logramme. See {Parallel}, and { gram}.] (Geom.) A right lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides are parallel, and consequently equal; sometimes restricted in popular …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallelogram — (matematik) kaldes en firkant hvori hvert par modstående sider er parallelle. I et parallelogram er modstående sider lige tore, ligså modstående vinkler. Der er to diagonlaer, som halverer hinanden. To modstående siders afstand kaldes højde i et… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • parallelogram — (n.) 1560s, from Fr. parallélogramme (1550s), from L. parallelogrammum, from Gk. parallelogrammon bounded by parallel lines, from parallelos (see PARALLEL (Cf. parallel)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • parallelogram — ► NOUN ▪ a plane figure with four straight sides and opposite sides parallel …   English terms dictionary

  • parallelogram — [par΄ə lel′ə gram΄] n. [Fr parallélogramme < L parallelogrammum < Gr parallēlogrammon < parallēlos,PARALLEL + grammē, stroke in writing: see GRAM1] a plane figure with four sides, having the opposite sides parallel and equal: see… …   English World dictionary

  • Parallelogram — In geometry, a parallelogram is a quadrilateral with two sets of parallel sides. The opposite sides of a parallelogram are of equal length, and the opposite angles of a parallelogram are congruent. The three dimensional counterpart of a… …   Wikipedia

  • parallelogram — n. Geom. a four sided plane rectilinear figure with opposite sides parallel. Phrases and idioms: parallelogram of forces 1 a parallelogram illustrating the theorem that if two forces acting at a point are represented in magnitude and direction by …   Useful english dictionary

  • parallelogram — UK [ˌpærəˈleləˌɡræm] / US [ˌperəˈleləˌɡræm] noun [countable] Word forms parallelogram : singular parallelogram plural parallelograms maths a shape with four straight sides in which opposite sides are of equal length and are parallel to each other …   English dictionary

  • parallelogram — [[t]pæ̱rəle̱ləgræm[/t]] parallelograms N COUNT A parallelogram is a four sided shape in which each side is parallel to the side opposite it …   English dictionary

  • parallelogram —    A four sided polygon, all opposite sides being parallel to each other. An equilateral parallelogram is called a rhombus. Also see geometric, mathematics, pantograph, parallelepiped, quadrilateral, rectangle, rhombohedron, square, trapezium,… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • parallelogram — lygiagretainis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. parallelogram vok. Parallelogramm, n rus. параллелограмм, m pranc. parallélogramme, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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