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Topic: SHAPES, PATTERNS

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek trapezion 'small table, trapezium', from trapeza 'table', from tra- 'four' + peza 'foot'

trapezium

noun
     
tra‧pe‧zi‧um [countable] technical
1 British EnglishCF a shape with four sides, only two of which are parallel
2 American EnglishCF a shape with four sides, none of which are parallel
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