American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A quadrilateral having two parallel sides.
- n. A small bone in the wrist, situated near the base of the index finger.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anthropology, a type of cranium with somewhat flattened vertex and basal region which are approximately in parallel planes.
- Having the shape of a trapezoid. See II., 1.
- n. In geometry, a plane four-sided figure having two of its opposite sides parallel, and the other two not so.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, the trapezoid bone, one of the bones of the wrist, so called from its shape; the second one of the distal row of carpal bones, on the radial or thumb side, between the trapezium and the magnum, in special relation with the head of the second metacarpal bone; carpale II. of the typical carpus. Also called multangulum minus, and trapezoides, trapezoideum. See cuts under Artiodactyla, pisiform, hand, and scapholunar.
- n. geometry A (convex) quadrilateral with two (non-adjacent) parallel sides.
- n. anatomy The trapezoid bone of the wrist.
- n. geometry, UK, obsolete A convex quadrilateral with no sides parallel and no equal sides.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A plane four-sided figure, having two sides parallel to each other.
- n. (Anat.) A bone of the carpus at the base of the second metacarpal, or index finger.
- adj. Having the form of trapezoid; trapezoidal.
- adj. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the trapezoid ligament.
- n. a quadrilateral with two parallel sides
- n. the wrist bone between the trapezium and the capitate bones
- From Ancient Greek τραπέζιον ("irregular quadrilateral", literally "a little table") + -oid ("resembling"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin trapezoīdēs, from Greek trapezoeidēs, trapezium-shaped : trapeza, table; see trapezium + -oeidēs, -oid. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It consists of two fasciculi, called the trapezoid and conoid ligaments.”
“No, one of the more important things is what's being left behind, namely the trapezoid lane, which was adopted by FIBA in 1956 and took its final bow in this tourney.”
“I imagined that a table has its top parallel to the floor and maybe that's why this geometrical shape was called a trapezoid, but I was wrong.”
“A trapezoid is a four sided object that has two parallel sides, having parallel sides means that two of the sides must be equal, therefore it does not have FOUR unequal sides.”
“I don't have a bone in this fight because I didn't enter this quiz, but I think "trapezoid" or "trapezium" (British) are better answers for #11.”
“Some womb was yelling about the trapezoid in the streetlight.”
“They burnt her for the yeoman of the trapezoid in the landfall.”
“Sometimes the image froze and it seemed like the designer was underwater, other times it was easy to make out Mr. Kriemler's assessment of the "trapezoid crystals that reminded me of broken ice crystals on a lake" that served as an outfit's epaulettes.”
“It was a trapezoid covering a large portion of Los Altos.”
“Which is why it is quite stunning that this huge empire -- so cleverly organized with its 30 % taxation system, its brilliant system of messenger service (covering 25,000 miles of roads) and its awesome edifices of sturdy rocks (each irregular or trapezoid slab fits perfectly against the other, with no cement) disappeared so quickly, when the Spanish came with guns.”
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