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tangram Syllabification: tan·gram
Pronunciation: /ˈtaNGˌɡram/

Definition of tangram in English:


A Chinese geometric puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces that can be arranged to make various other shapes.
Example sentences
  • Of indeterminate age - at least 150 but maybe much older, say, dating back to Pythagoras and his right triangles - the 7 tangram pieces (credited by some sources to the Chinese) can form countless different designs.
  • It is interesting however to see how many convex figures you can make from the 7 tangram pieces.
  • Some mornings I'll put the tangram sets on the table with a puzzle for each child to solve.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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