Definition of Trapezium

1. Noun. A quadrilateral with no parallel sides.




2. Noun. A multiple star in the constellation of Orion.
Generic synonyms: Multiple Star

3. Noun. The wrist bone on the thumb side of the hand that articulates with the 1st and 2nd metacarpals.
Exact synonyms: Os Trapezium, Trapezium Bone
Generic synonyms: Carpal, Carpal Bone, Wrist Bone

Definition of Trapezium

1. n. A plane figure bounded by four right lines, of which no two are parallel.

Definition of Trapezium

1. Noun. (context: geometry British) A four-sided polygon with two sides parallel; a trapezoid (modern sense) ¹

2. Noun. (context: geometry US) A four-sided polygon with no parallel sides and no sides equal; a simple convex irregular quadrilateral. ¹

3. Noun. A bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb. ¹

4. Noun. A region on the ventral side of the brain, either just back of the pons Varolii, or, as in man, covered by the posterior extension of its transverse fibers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trapezium

1. a four-sided polygon having no parallel sides [n -ZIA or -ZIUMS]

Medical Definition of Trapezium

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A little table, an irregular four-sided figure, dim. Of a table, for; (see Tetra-) + foot, akin to foot; hence, originally, a table with four feet. See Foot. 1. A plane figure bounded by four right lines, of which no two are parallel. 2. A bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb. A region on the ventral side of the brain, either just back of the pons Varolii, or, as in man, covered by the posterior extension of its transverse fibres. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trapezium

trapeze
trapeze artist
trapeze dress
trapeze dresses
trapezed
trapezelike
trapezes
trapezia
trapezial
trapeziform
trapezii
trapezing
trapeziometacarpal
trapezist
trapezists
trapezium (current term)
trapezium bone
trapeziums
trapezius
trapezius muscle
trapeziuses
trapezohedra
trapezohedral
trapezohedron
trapezohedrons
trapezoid
trapezoid body
trapezoid bone
trapezoid bones
trapezoid ligament

Literary usage of Trapezium

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"This interval is filled in by transverse fibres, especially the trapezium (see below). They are continued upward from the formatio reticularis of the ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The trapezium is the most external of the second row of carpal bones. ... The trapezoid bone is considerably smaller than the trapezium. ..."

3. A New and Complete System of Arithmetick: Composed for the Use of the by Nicolas Pike, Chester Dewey (1832)
"Draw a diagonal line from one of the angles to the opposite angle, as AC, and then will the trapezium be divided into two triangles, of which the diagonal ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The second metacarpal bone receives two fasciculi—one from the trapezium, the other from the trapezoid; the third metacarpal receives two—one from the ..."

5. An Introduction to Mensuration and Practical Geometry by John Bonnycastle, James Ryan (1848)
"Required the area of the trapezium BAED, whose diagonal BE is 84, the perpendicular AC 21, ... If the trapezium can be inscribed in a circle ; that is, ..."

6. A Compendium of Mechanics, Or, Textbook for Engineers, Mill-wrights, Machine by Robert Brunton (1830)
"To find the area of any trapezium,—See Fig. 6. RULE. Divide the trapezium into two triangles by a diagonal; then fund the areas of the triangles by Prob. ..."

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