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- (geometry, UK) A four-sided polygon with two sides parallel; a trapezoid (modern sense)
- (geometry, US) A four-sided polygon with no parallel sides and no sides equal; a simple convex irregular quadrilateral.
- A bone of the carpus at the base of the first metacarpal, or thumb.
- A region on the ventral side of the brain, either just back of the pons Varolii, or, as in man, covered by the posterior extension of its transverse fibers.
- (geometry, US, four-sided polygon with no sides parallel and no equal sides): The terms trapezium and trapezoid have partially swapped meanings in the US and Canada as compared with the rest of the world.
- (geometry, British, four-sided polygon with two parallel sides): (US) trapezoid
- (geometry, US, four-sided polygon with no sides parallel and no equal sides): (British) irregular quadrilateral.
polygon with two parallel sides
polygon with no parallel sides and no equal sides
Second declension neuter.
- English: trapezium