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

     

    trapezoid

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈtræpəzɔɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræpəzɔɪd//
     
    (geometry)
     
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  1. 1(British English) (North American English trapezium) a flat shape with four straight sides, none of which are parallel
  2. 2(North American English) (British English trapezium) a flat shape with four straight sides, one pair of opposite sides being parallel and the other pair not parallel
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from modern Latin trapezoides, from late Greek trapezoeidēs, from trapeza ‘table’.
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