American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A parallelogram with unequal adjacent sides.
- adj. Shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a form like or approaching that of a rhomb; having the shape of a rhomboid (see II., 1); rhomboidal. Specifically— In anatomy, rhombiform, as a muscle or ligament; pertaining to the rhomboidei or rhomboideum.
- n. In geometry, a quadrilateral figure whose opposite sides and angles are equal, but which is neither equilateral nor equiangular; a non-equilateral oblique parallelogram.
- n. In crystallography, a solid having a rhomboidal form with three axes of unequal lengths, two of which are at right angles to each other, while the third is so inclined as to be perpendicular to one of the two axes, and oblique to the other.
- n. In anatomy, a rhomboideus.
- n. In anthropology, a cranium the norma verticalis of which has a rhomboid form.
- n. A parallelogram which is neither a rhombus nor a rectangle
- n. Any of several muscles that control the shoulders
- n. A solid shape which has rhombic faces
- adj. resembling, or shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) An oblique-angled parallelogram like a rhomb, but having only the opposite sides equal, the length and with being different.
- adj. Same as rhomboidal.
- n. any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade
- n. a parallelogram with adjacent sides of unequal lengths; an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal
- adj. shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid
“His team studies enzymes called rhomboid proteases that are found in a cell's membrane.”
“It changed shape, from spherical to cuboid, then to pyramidal and to rhomboid.”
“I take the rhomboid of bricks and squint at it, and the diagram.”
“The quilt is worked using two sizes of lozenge diamond, and a rhomboid shape of black-and-white spotted fabric for the light-coloured 'trellis' effect dividing the diamonds.”
“Of course it is not in any way shaped like a square it is more like a crushed and bent rhomboid, but it is from this open mandala that the souks radiate.”
“She watches the people passing down below, two girls in white nurse's uniforms with stiff rhomboid veils, a woman in a brown velvet gown, a man as lean and inky as a shadow traversing the road in the sun.”
“Soon, he had categorized the tumor as a sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissues, with sheet upon sheet of rhomboid, fox-eyed cells invading the tendons and muscle.”
“Surprise, Surprise: Bad News for Mets Mets rookie pitcher Jenrry Mejia has a rhomboid strain of the right shoulder blade and won't pitch again this season, the team said.”
“Without context, reduced to an undefined rhomboid shape on the screen, it becomes nearly invisible.”
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