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 rightlined 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.



