from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, to be reassembled into different figures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Chinese puzzle made of a square that is cut up into different triangular pieces which can then be reassembled to make designs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Chinese toy made by cutting a square of thin wood, or other suitable material, into seven pieces, as shown in the cut, these pieces being capable of combination in various ways, so as to form a great number of different figures. It is now often used in primary schools as a means of instruction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Chinese puzzle consisting of a square of wood or other material cut into seven pieces of various shapes (five triangles, a square, and a lozenge), which can be combined so as to form a square and a variety of other figures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Chinese puzzle consisting of a square divided into seven pieces that must be arranged to match particular designs
I should say the name 'tangram' was probably invented by an American some little time before 1864 and after 1847, but I cannot find it in print before the 1864 edition of
On the appearance of this magazine article, the late Sir James Murray, the eminent philologist, tried, with that amazing industry that characterized all his work, to trace the word "tangram" to its source.
Raytheon's MathMovesU invites visitors to create your own roller coaster, construct life-size tangram puzzles, relax in their Cyber Café and more.
The column introduced the public to puzzles and concepts such as fractals and Chinese tangram puzzles, as well as the work of artist M.C. Escher.
The sharp-witted column, packed with cultural references, humor and accessible logic puzzles instead of academic jargon, featured the mathematical concepts behind fractals, Chinese tangram puzzles, and the art of surrealist M.C. Escher.
This is the best tangram puzzle game implementation on the iPhone.
The test is a tangram, forcing you to fit as many as needed of the pieces given into the shape of a rectangle.
Some of the more recently added roles are in tension with some of the longer standing ones, and I'm struggling to assemble the pieces of the tangram into a shape that I can live with, without hypocrisy.
Durante uma agradável discussão sobre filmes de terror, vertente zombie, o meu aluno pára um pouco de pintar o seu tangram.
 The word “trangram” or “tangram” ordinarily means a toy or gimcrack, or trumpery article.