Trapezium vs Trampoline - What's the difference?

trapezium | trampoline |

As nouns the difference between trapezium and trampoline

is that trapezium is (geometry|british) a four-sided polygon with two sides parallel; a trapezoid (modern sense) while trampoline is .




  • (geometry, British) A four-sided polygon with two sides parallel; a trapezoid (modern sense)
  • (geometry, US) A four-sided polygon with no parallel sides and no sides equal; a simple convex irregular quadrilateral.
  • (anatomy) The trapezium bone of the wrist.
  • A region on the ventral side of the brain, either just back of the pons Varolii, or, as in man, covered by the posterior extension of its transverse fibers.
  • Usage notes

    * The terms (trapezium) and (trapezoid) have partially swapped meanings in the US and Canada as compared with the rest of the world.


    * (US) trapezoid * (British) irregular quadrilateral.




    (en noun) (wikipedia trampoline)
  • A gymnastic and recreational device consisting of a piece of taut, strong fabric stretched over a steel frame using many coiled springs as anchors.
  • (programming) Any of a variety of looping or jumping instructions in specific programming languages
  • Derived terms

    * trampoliner * trampolining * trampolinist


  • To jump as if on a trampoline
  • * {{quote-book, 2007, Zoe Sharp, First Drop citation
  • , passage=My heart trampolined into my throat as I watched Lonnie's grip tighten on the stock of his own shotgun
  • (programming) To rewrite computer code to use trampolines
  • trampolined code