noun Etymology: perhaps from Chinese (Beijing) táng Chinese + English -gram Date: 1861 a Chinese puzzle made by cutting a square of thin material into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid which are capable of being recombined in many different figures

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  • Tangram — Daten zum Spiel Verlag verschiedene Erscheinungsjahr Historisches Spiel Art Legespiel Mitspieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tangram — Tan gram, n. [Cf. {Trangram}.] A Chinese toy made by cutting a square of thin wood, or other suitable material, into seven pieces, as shown in the cut, these pieces being capable of combination in various ways, so as to form a great number of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tangram — Chinese geometric puzzle, 1864, said to be an arbitrary formation based on anagram, etc. First element perhaps Chin. t an to extend, or t ang, commonly used in Cantonese for Chinese. Some suggest it is the name of the inventor, but no such person …   Etymology dictionary

  • tangram — [ tangram] noun a Chinese geometrical puzzle consisting of a square cut into seven pieces which can be arranged to make various other shapes. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • tangram — [taŋ′grəm; tan′gram΄] n. [prob. arbitrary coinage on analogy of ANAGRAM] a Chinese puzzle made by cutting a square into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, and using these pieces to form various figures and designs …   English World dictionary

  • Tangram — For other uses, see Tangram (disambiguation). Like most modern sets, this wooden tangram is stored in the square configuration. The tangram (Chinese: 七巧板; pinyin: qī qiǎo bǎn; literally seven boards of skill ) is a dissection puzzle consisting of …   Wikipedia

  • Tangram — Le carré de base Figure de tangram représentant un homme Le tangram (en chinois : 七巧板 ; …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tangram — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tangram — Tạn|gram auch: Tạng|ram 〈n.; s; unz.〉 aus sieben Teilen (Dreiecke, Quadrate) bestehendes puzzleartiges Spiel, das in verschiedenen Formen zusammengelegt werden muss [chin. engl.; Herkunft unsicher] * * * Tạn|g|ram, das; s [engl. tangram, H. u …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tangram — {{#}}{{LM T42990}}{{〓}} {{[}}tangram{{]}} ‹tan·gram› {{◆}}(pl. tangrams){{◇}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Rompecabezas de origen chino que consiste en construir figuras geométricas a partir de siete piezas (cinco triángulos, un cuadrado y un rombo).… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • Tangram — ► sustantivo masculino JUEGOS Juego formado por un conjunto de figuras poligonales que pueden acoplarse de diferentes maneras para construir figuras geométricas distintas. * * * El Tangram (chino: 七巧板, pinyin: qī qiǎo bǎn; juego de los siete… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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