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Definition of trapezium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    trapezium

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    noun
    BrE BrE//trəˈpiːziəm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trəˈpiːziəm//
     
    (pl. trapeziums, trapezia
    BrE BrE//trəˈpiːziə//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//trəˈpiːziə//
     
    )
    (geometry)
     
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English trapezoid) a flat shape with four straight sides, one pair of opposite sides being parallel and the other pair not parallel
  2. 2(North American English) (British English trapezoid) a flat shape with four straight sides, none of which are parallel
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek trapezion, from trapeza ‘table’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trapezium

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