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Meaning of PARALLELOGRAM

Pronunciation:  `paru'lelu`gram

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length
 

PARALLELOGRAM is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Antonyms: trapezium
 
 See Also: quadrangle, quadrilateral, rectangle, rhomb, rhomboid, rhombus, tetragon

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`al*lel"o*gram\, n. [Gr. ?; ? parallel + ? to
write: cf. F. parall['e]logramme. See {Parallel}, and
{-gram}.] (Geom.)
A right-lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides are
parallel, and consequently equal; -- sometimes restricted in
popular usage to a rectangle, or quadrilateral figure which
is longer than it is broad, and with right angles.

{Parallelogram of velocities}, {forces}, {accelerations},
{momenta}, etc. (Mech.), a parallelogram the diagonal of
   which represents the resultant of two velocities, forces,
   accelerations, momenta, etc., both in quantity and
   direction, when the velocities, forces, accelerations,
   momenta, etc., are represented in quantity and direction
   by the two adjacent sides of the parallelogram.

 

 

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