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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The word trapezium, used to describe a geometric shape, has two contradictory meanings:

  • (outside the US and Canada) – a quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides, known in the US as a trapezoid.
  • (in the US and Canada) – a quadrilateral with no parallel sides (a shape known elsewhere as a general irregular quadrilateral).

The word trapezium can also mean:




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