Definition of Rhomboid

1. Noun. A parallelogram with adjacent sides of unequal lengths; an oblique-angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal.

Generic synonyms: Parallelogram
Derivative terms: Rhomboidal

2. Adjective. Shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid. "Rhomboidal shapes"
Exact synonyms: Rhomboidal

3. Noun. Any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade.

Definition of Rhomboid

1. n. An oblique-angled parallelogram like a rhomb, but having only the opposite sides equal, the length and with being different.

2. a. Same as Rhomboidal.

Definition of Rhomboid

1. Noun. A parallelogram which is neither a rhombus nor a rectangle ¹

2. Noun. Any of several muscles that control the shoulders ¹

3. Noun. A solid shape which has rhombic faces ¹

4. Adjective. resembling, or shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid ¹

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Definition of Rhomboid

1. a type of geometric figure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rhomboid

1. Quadangular, with the lateral angles obtuse. (23 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhomboid

rhomboid (current term)
rhomboid fossa
rhomboid impression
rhomboid ligament
rhomboid minor
rhomboid minor muscle
rhomboid muscle
rhomboid protease
rhomboid proteases
rhomboideus major

Literary usage of Rhomboid

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

1. Public School Methods (1921)
"The angles of the rhombus and rhomboid are not fixed. Illustrate this by taking the framework of a box, without bottom or top, and crushing it a little to ..."

2. The Mechanic's Assistant: A Thorough Practical Treatise on Mensuration and by D. M. Knapen (1849)
"rhomboid. The rhomboid is a figure bounded by four right lines, ... The area of the rhomboid is equal to that of a rectangle whose length is equal to the ..."

3. Primary Object Lessons: For Training the Senses and Developing the Faculties by Norman Allison Calkins (1898)
"rhomboid.—This form is somewhat like a rhomb, so it is called a rhomboid: oid ... Point to a rhomboid on the Chart of Forms. You may describe a rhomboid. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"rhomboid Fossa (fossa rhomboidea; "floor" of the fourth ventricle) (Fig. ... rhomboid fossa. mediate, and inferior. The superior part is triangular in shape ..."

5. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"of the pyramid to the rhomboid, upon which this parallelism depends, is, that the horizontal projections being equal, the axis of the pyramid is to that of ..."

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