Definition of rhomb in English:

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Pronunciation: /räm(b)/


1A rhombohedral crystal.
Example sentences
  • The interlocking, euhedral, rhombs of dolomite have an idiotopic texture.
  • Further on was another pocket, also in the ceiling; it was about 1.6 x 1.6 meters and completely lined with equant rhombs of calcite, each about 13 cm across.
  • Concurrent with this, the entire pectinirhomb becomes greatly protuberant along a large, thinwalled ridge spanning the incurrent and excurrent half rhombs.
1.1A rhombus.
Example sentences
  • The picture above is made up of two shapes of rhombus or rhombs - that is, ‘pushed-over squares’ where each shape has all sides of the same length.
  • In brief, the game comes with 40 rhombs and 18 triangles which two players alternately place on a six-sided board with nine triangles on each side.
  • The adenosine base frequency is represented by gray rhombs, cytosine frequency by black rectangles, guanine frequency by gray triangles, and thymine frequency by black circles.



Pronunciation: /ˈrämbik/
Example sentences
  • Fold each piece into a rhombic unit as shown below.
  • In particular, if a rhombic dodecahedron is marked with conical bumps and nicks on its faces so as to be combinatorially unbalanced, a simple counting argument reveals that the maximum possible Heesch number is 8.
  • The pectoral fin is set low on the lateral flank behind the notch of the cleithrum and is supported by a small rounded lobe covered with minute rhombic scales.


Early 19th century: from Latin rhombus (see rhombus).

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Syllabification: rhomb

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