Definition of parallelogram of forces in English:

parallelogram of forces


  • A parallelogram illustrating the theorem that if two forces acting at a point are represented in magnitude and direction by two sides of a parallelogram meeting at that point, their resultant is represented by the diagonal drawn from that point.

    • ‘This caused a deflection, which if it be analyzed, both directions taken together would be found to be a parallelogram of forces.’
    • ‘Parallelogram of Forces is the famous theorem that can be used to determine the resultant of two forces acting at a point.’