One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to, based on, or having the form of a parallelogram.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ephraim Chambers (?1680–1740), encyclopaedist. From parallelogram + -atic, perhaps after grammatic. Compare French parallélogrammatique.
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