
Definition of Trapezoid
1. Noun. A quadrilateral with two parallel sides.
Generic synonyms: Quadrangle, Quadrilateral, Tetragon
Derivative terms: Trapezoidal
2. Noun. The wrist bone between the trapezium and the capitate bones.
Definition of Trapezoid
1. n. A plane foursided figure, having two sides parallel to each other.
2. a. Having the form of a trapezoid; trapezoidal; as, the trapezoid ligament which connects the coracoid process and the clavicle.
Definition of Trapezoid
1. Noun. (geometry) A (convex) quadrilateral with two (nonadjacent) parallel sides. ¹
2. Noun. (anatomy) The trapezoid bone of the wrist. ¹
3. Noun. (geometry British obsolete) A convex quadrilateral with no sides parallel and no equal sides. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Trapezoid
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1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The trapezium articulates with four bones, viz., the scaphoid, trapezoid, and
first and second metacarpals. The pisiform bone lies on a plane anterior to ..."
2. University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules by Charles Davies (1867)
"A trapezoid is a foursided figure ABCD, having two of its sides, AB, DC, parallel.
... To find the area of a trapezoid. Multiply half the sum of the two ..."
3. Graphical Analysis: A Text Book on Graphic Statics by William Sidney Wolfe (1921)
"Centroid of a trapezoid.—The centroid of a trapezoid may be located in several
different ... Let it be required to find the centroid of the trapezoid ABCD. ..."
4. The Mechanic's Assistant: A Thorough Practical Treatise on Mensuration and by D. M. Knapen (1849)
"trapezoid. J/ The trapezoid is a figure bounded by four right lines, ...
By inspecting the above figure, it will be seen that the trapezoid, abed, ..."
5. The Design of Walls, Bins, and Grain Elevators by Milo Smith Ketchum (1911)
"Center of Gravity of a trapezoid. — To calculate the center of gravity of the
trapezoid 1234 in Fig. 72 proceed as follows : Bisect ..."
6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"In no case was I able to produce a simple uncomplicated dorsal displacement of
the trapezoid. From the results of the foregoing experiments it seemed ..."