from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Plural form of trapezium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Latin plural of trapezium.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Multiple stars, like the so called trapezia, are known to eject components, often rearranging the dynamics and structure of the multiple.
My lats, deltoids, and trapezia are apparently as withered as month-old grapes.
It was purfled about the rim of the soundbox with trapezia of shimmering mother-of-pearl, and it had a black strikeplate in the shape of a clematis flower, inlaid with multicoloured blossoms that were purely the result of an exuberant craftsman's imagination.
We conclude from the Papyrus Rhind (say 1700 B. C.) and other documents that Egyptian geometry consisted mainly of practical rules for measuring, with more or less accuracy, (1) such areas as squares, triangles, trapezia, and circles, (2) the solid content of measures of corn, &c., of different shapes.
The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.