rhomboid [räm′boid΄]
[Fr rhomboïde < L rhomboides < Gr rhomboeidēs, rhomboid-shaped: see RHOMBUS & -OID]
a parallelogram with oblique angles and only the opposite sides equal: see QUADRILATERAL
1. shaped like a rhomboid
2. shaped somewhat like a rhombus

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  • Rhomboid — Rhom boid (r[o^]m boid), n. [Gr. ??? rhomboidal; ??? rhomb + e i^dos shape: cf. F. rhombo[ i]de.] (Geom.) An oblique angled parallelogram like a rhomb, but having only the opposite sides equal, the length and with being different. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhomboid — Rhom boid (r[o^]m boid), a. Same as {Rhomboidal}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhomboïd — (griech.), ein Parallelogramm mit schiefen Winkeln, dessen Seiten nicht alle gleichlang sind …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • rhomboid — 1560s (n.); 1690s (adj.), from Fr. rhomboide or directly from L.L. rhomboides, from Gk. rhomboeides; see RHOMBUS (Cf. rhombus) + OID (Cf. oid). Related: Rhomboidal …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhomboid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having or resembling the shape of a rhombus. ► NOUN ▪ a quadrilateral of which only the opposite sides and angles are equal. DERIVATIVES rhomboidal adjective …   English terms dictionary

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  • rhomboid — I UK [ˈrɒmbɔɪd] / US [ˈrɑmˌbɔɪd] noun [countable] Word forms rhomboid : singular rhomboid plural rhomboids maths a parallelogram II UK [ˈrɒmbɔɪd] / US [ˈrɑmˌbɔɪd] adjective maths 1) in the shape of a rhomboid 2) relating to a rhombus …   English dictionary

  • rhomboid — rhomboidally, adv. /rom boyd/, n. 1. an oblique angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal. 2. Anat. rhomboideus. adj. 3. Also, rhomboidal. having a form like or similar to that of a rhombus; shaped like a rhomboid. [1560 70; < LL… …   Universalium

  • rhomboid — n. either of two muscles (rhomboid major and rhomboid minor) situated in the upper part of the back, between the backbone and shoulder blade. They help to move the shoulder blade backwards and upwards. * * * rhom·boid (romґboid) [Gr. rhombos… …   Medical dictionary

  • rhomboid — rhom|boid1 [ ram,bɔıd ] noun count TECHNICAL a PARALLELOGRAM rhomboid rhom|boid 2 [ ram,bɔıd ] adjective TECHNICAL 1. ) in the shape of a rhomboid 2. ) relating to a rhombus …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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