Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Parallelogram

Definition of Parallelogram

A parallelogram is a 4-sided plane (flat) shape which has two pairs of parallel opposite sides.

Some other properties of parallelograms are:

  • The opposite sides have equal length.
  • The opposite angles are equal.
  • The diagonals of a parallelogram cut each other in half.

A rectangle is a parallelogram in which one of the angles is a right angle.

Squares and rhombuses are parallelograms in which the sides all have equal length.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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