Definition of Rhombus

1. Noun. A parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram.

Exact synonyms: Diamond, Rhomb
Generic synonyms: Parallelogram
Derivative terms: Rhombic



Definition of Rhombus

1. n. Same as Rhomb, 1.

Definition of Rhombus

1. Noun. (context: zoology now rare) Any of several flatfishes once considered part of the genus ''Rhombus''. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (geometry) A parallelogram having all sides of equal length. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

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Definition of Rhombus

1. a type of geometric figure [n -BUSES or -BI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhombus

rhomboid muscle
rhomboid protease
rhomboid proteases
rhomboidal
rhomboidally
rhomboidei
rhomboides
rhomboideus
rhomboideus major
rhomboideus major muscle
rhomboids
rhombomere
rhombomeres
rhombos
rhombs
rhombus (current term)
rhombuses
rhonchal
rhonchal fremitus
rhonchi
rhonchial
rhonchisonant
rhonchus
rhones
rhopalia
rhopalic
rhopalium
rhopalocera
rhopheocytosis
rhoptry

Literary usage of Rhombus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Public School Methods (1921)
"If the sides are equal but the angles are not right-angles the figure is a rhombus; but if one set of parallel sides is longer than the other set, ..."

2. Hawney's Complete Measurer: Or, The Whole Art of Measuring. Being a Plain by William Hawney, Thomas Keith, John D. Craig (1820)
"EXAMPLE i. l,et ABCD be a rhombus given, whose sides are each 15.5 feet, and the perpendicular EA is 13-42; these multiplied together, the product is ..."

3. A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the by Nicolas Pike, Chester Dewey (1822)
"To measure a rhombus. Definition. A rhombus is a figure with four equal sides, ... Let ABCD represent a rhombus, each of whose sides is 16 feet: AA. ..."

4. General Physiology of Muscles and Nerves by Isidor Rosenthal (1881)
"In such a muscle-rhombus, the distribution of the tensions, and, ... 52 is intended as a representation, takes place in a regular muscle-rhombus ..."

5. General Physiology of Muscles and Nerves by Isidor Rosenthal (1881)
"Let us suppose that the muscle from which the rhombus was cut was cylindrical. The two cross-sections will then form ellipses; in the case of a regular ..."

6. The Kinematics of Machinery: Outlines of a Theory of Machines by Franz Reuleaux (1876)
"Triangle and rhombus. Figures of constant breadth can easily be constructed of circular arcs. If from the corners of an equilateral triangle PQR, Fig. ..."

7. The Elements of Mechanics, Comprehending Statics and Dynamics: With a by John Radford Young (1834)
"Any two equal forces have for their equivalent the diagonal of the rhombus constructed on the right lines which represent them in magnitude and direction. ..."

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