Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like a rhombus.
  • adj. Orthorhombic.

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  • adj. Having the characteristics of a rhombus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaped like a rhomb.
  • adj. Same as Orthorhombic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the figure of a rhomb.
  • In zoology, approaching the form of a rhomb or diamond, usually with the angles a little rounded.
  • In crystallography, often used as an equivalent of orthorhombic: as, the rhombic pyroxenes (that is, those crystallizing in the orthorhombic system).
  • In botany, oval, but somewhat angular at the sides.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling a rhombus

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Examples

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