Definition of Tangram

1. Noun. A Chinese puzzle consisting of a square divided into seven pieces that must be arranged to match particular designs.

Generic synonyms: Puzzle

Definition of Tangram

1. 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.

Definition of Tangram

1. Noun. A Chinese puzzle made of a square that is cut up into different triangular pieces which can then be reassembled to make designs. ¹

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Definition of Tangram

1. a Chinese puzzle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tangram

1. 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. Origin: Cf. Trangram. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tangram

tanglier
tangliest
tangling
tanglingly
tanglings
tangly
tango
tangoed
tangoes
tangoing
tangoist
tangoists
tangolike
tangor
tangos
tangram (current term)
tangrams
tangs
tangue
tangun
tanguns
tangwhaup
tangy
tangyuan
tanh
tanha
tanhs
tanier
tanist
tanistries

Literary usage of Tangram

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1. Science & Math by Joy Evans (1995)
"tangram Fun An Activity Book Project: Each student contributes one page to this book with a design created from tangram patterns. ..."

2. The Never-bored Kid Book, Ages 8-9 by Joy Evans, Jo Ellen Moore (2003)
"Rabbit tangram Cut out the tangram pieces. Move them around until you create the rabbit. When the pieces are in the correct position, glue them down. ..."

3. Illinois Teacher: Devoted to Education, Science and Free Schools by Illinois Education Association (1864)
"The Chinese tangram is a toy made of a square of thin wood or other ... Several hundred figures may be made with them ; and the tangram is sold as a tor, ..."

4. Primary Object Lessons: For Training the Senses and Developing the Faculties by Norman Allison Calkins (1888)
"The Chinese tangram. dition, other forms may be arranged according to the child's fancy. It is said that the tangram was one of the amusements of Napoleon. ..."

5. Math Centers: Take It to Your Seat, Grades 4-6 by Wes Tuttle (2002)
"The student tries to make the shape on the card using the set of tangram pieces. 3. ... tangram Puzzlers Geometric Shapes Math Centers—Take It to Your Seat ..."

6. Movie Capital Made Easy: Finding Money for a Feature Filmby Evans, Mervin by Evans, Mervin (2006)
"... David G. Chandler Managing Director tangram Partners Inc. 200 South Wacker Drive Suite 3900 Chicago, IL 060606-5802 312-441-2300-TEL ..."

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