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# parallelogram

PARALLEL'OGRAM, n. [Gr.]

1. In geometry, a right lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides are parallel and equal.

2. In common use,this word is applied to quadrilateral figures of more length than breadth, and this is its sense in the passage cited by Johnson from Brown.

## Evolution (or devolution) of this word [parallelogram]

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PARALLEL'OGRAM, n. [Gr.]

1. In geometry, a right lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides are parallel and equal.

2. In common use,this word is applied to quadrilateral figures of more length than breadth, and this is its sense in the passage cited by Johnson from Brown.

PAR-AL-LEL'O-GRAM, n. [Gr. παραλληλος and γραμμα.]

1. In geometry, a right lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides are parallel and equal. – Harris.
2. In common use, this word is applied to quadrilateral figures of more length than breadth, and this is its sense in the passage cited by Johnson from Brown.

Par`al*lel"o*gram
1. A right-lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides are parallel, and consequently equal; -- sometimes restricted in popular usage to a rectangle, or quadrilateral figure which is longer than it is broad, and with right angles.

Parallelogram of velocities, forces, accelerations, momenta, etc. (Mech.), a parallelogram the diagonal of which represents the resultant of two velocities, forces, accelerations, momenta, etc., both in quantity and direction, when the velocities, forces, accelerations, momenta, etc., are represented in quantity and direction by the two adjacent sides of the parallelogram.

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Parallelogram

PARALLEL'OGRAM, noun [Gr.]

1. In geometry, a right lined quadrilateral figure, whose opposite sides are parallel and equal.

2. In common use, this word is applied to quadrilateral figures of more length than breadth, and this is its sense in the passage cited by Johnson from Brown.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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