Definition of parallelogram in English:


Translate parallelogram into Spanish


  • A four-sided plane rectilinear figure with opposite sides parallel.

    ‘In the deformation, the parallelograms always remain parallelograms, because their opposite sides remain equal, but the angles change.’
    • ‘Four congruent sides lie on two parallel lines, and pairs of these sides define parallelograms of equal area.’
    • ‘His vertical stripes have been put onto a slant, and whittled down to slender triangles or widened into parallelograms or pyramids.’
    • ‘The building is in the form of a rectangular parallelogram, 294 feet five inches long by 219 feet nine inches wide, covering an area of 7,188 square yards.’
    • ‘Because the direction of the slope did not coincide with the axis of the view, the architect made the plan in the shape of a parallelogram.’



/ˌperəˈleləˌɡram/ /ˌpɛrəˈlɛləˌɡræm/


    parallelogram of forces
    • A parallelogram illustrating the theorem that if two forces acting at a point are represented in magnitude and direction by two sides of a parallelogram meeting at that point, their resultant is represented by the diagonal drawn from that point.

      ‘Parallelogram of Forces is the famous theorem that can be used to determine the resultant of two forces acting at a point.’
      • ‘This caused a deflection, which if it be analyzed, both directions taken together would be found to be a parallelogram of forces.’


Late 16th century from French parallélogramme, via late Latin from Greek parallēlogrammon, from parallēlos ‘alongside another’ + grammē ‘line’.