American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Shaped like a rhombus.
- adj. Orthorhombic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the figure of a rhomb.
- In zoology, approaching the form of 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Shaped like a rhomb.
- adj. (Crystallog.) Same as Orthorhombic.
- adj. resembling a rhombus
“On the rhomboid fossa a series of six temporary furrows appears; these are termed the rhombic grooves.”
“By the fifth week the dorsal part of the alar lamina bends in a lateral direction along its entire length, to form what is termed the rhombic lip (Figs. 648, 649).”
“If one combines the vertices created by an Icosahedron and a Dodecahedron you end up with a figure called a rhombic Triacontahedron.”
“ Depending on some specific conditions, sulfur's allotropes form several distinct crystal structures, which are known as rhombic and monoclinic S”
“It is constructed from 30 identical rhombic steel plates.”
“Many designs have been proposed, and I, personally, like a rhombic triacontahedron.”
“I realized that this much mass, spinning at one G along the periphery of a sphere which is close to a rhombic triacontahedron exerts an outward force entirely equivalent to a pressure vessel, whose characteristics are well known.”
“It's a set of thirty magnetic rhombic pyramids that forms a rhombic triacontahedron — one of nature's most beautiful shape.”
“The yellow, rhombic fenugreek seed is frequently used in the preparation of pickles, curry powders and pastes, and is often encountered in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent and Thailand.”
“The Ball of Whacks is a d30 - a rhombic triacontahedron, to be precise - where each face is actually the base of a separable pyramid.”
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