# Rhombus vs. Kite: Know the Difference

By Shumaila Saeed || Published on February 24, 2024

**A rhombus is a parallelogram with all sides equal, while a kite has two pairs of adjacent sides equal and one pair of opposite angles equal.**

## Key Differences

Rhombus is a four-sided figure with all sides of equal length and opposite sides parallel, forming a diamond shape. The angles can be varied, but opposite angles are always equal. Kite is a quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent sides that are equal in length. Unlike a rhombus, a kite does not typically have parallel sides. The kite has one set of equal opposite angles.

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Rhombus can be considered a special type of parallelogram where all sides are equal. This shape also has its diagonals bisecting each other at right angles. Kite shape is distinctive for its symmetry along one diagonal. The diagonals of a kite intersect at a right angle, but only one of the diagonals bisects the other.

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In a rhombus, the diagonals are perpendicular to each other and bisect the interior angles. This results in the formation of congruent triangles within the shape. In a kite, only one diagonal bisects the other, creating a line of symmetry. This diagonal also bisects the interior angles adjacent to it.

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If all angles are right angles, a rhombus becomes a square, showing its versatility within shapes. Kite is a kite does not become a regular shape even if angles are adjusted, maintaining its unique properties of two pairs of adjacent equal sides.

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Rhombus is all sides of a rhombus are congruent, making it easy to calculate the perimeter by multiplying one side by four. Kite is the perimeter of a kite requires the sum of all four sides, as adjacent sides can vary in length.

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## Comparison Chart

### Angles

Opposite angles are equal; angles are not necessarily 90 degrees.

One pair of opposite angles is equal.

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### Diagonals

Diagonals bisect each other at right angles.

One diagonal bisects the other at a right angle.

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### Special Case

Becomes a square if all angles are right angles.

Does not form a regular shape in any case.

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## Rhombus and Kite Definitions

#### Rhombus

A parallelogram with all sides of equal length.

The rhombus in the design had sides of 5 cm each.

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#### Kite

A quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent sides equal.

The kite had two long sides and two short sides.

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#### Rhombus

A diamond-shaped figure with perpendicular diagonals.

The rhombus's diagonals intersected at right angles.

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#### Kite

A four-sided figure with one pair of equal opposite angles.

In the kite, the top and bottom angles were the same.

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#### Rhombus

A geometric shape where all sides are congruent.

Each side of the rhombus was precisely measured.

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#### Kite

A shape with one diagonal bisecting the other at a right angle.

The kite's diagonals crossed each other perpendicularly.

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#### Rhombus

A quadrilateral with opposite sides parallel and equal.

We cut out a rhombus from the sheet of paper.

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#### Kite

A geometric figure symmetric along one diagonal.

The symmetry of the kite was visible along its longer diagonal.

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#### Rhombus

An equilateral parallelogram, especially one having oblique angles. Also called rhomb.

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#### Kite

A quadrilateral where only one set of angles are equal.

In the kite, only the angles adjacent to the longer side matched.

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#### Kite

A light framework covered with cloth, plastic, or paper, designed to be flown in the wind at the end of a long string or multiple lines, especially for recreation.

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#### Rhombus

The rhombus diamond, as one of the suits seen in a deck of playing cards (♦ or ♦).

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#### Rhombus

In early Greek religion, an instrument whirled on the end of a string similar to a bullroarer.

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#### Rhombus

Any of several flatfishes, including the brill and turbot, once considered part of the genus Rhombus, now in Scophthalmus.

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#### Kite

A quadrilateral with two distinct pairs of congruent, adjacent sides. Also called deltoid.

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#### Kite

Any of various graceful predatory birds of the family Accipitridae, having long pointed wings and often a forked tail.

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#### Rhombus

A parallelogram with four equal sides; an oblique-angled equilateral parallelogram

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#### Rhombus

A four-sided shape with equal opposite angles.

The angles of the rhombus added up to 360 degrees.

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#### Kite

A bird of prey of the family Accipitridae.

A pair of kites built a nest on the cliff.

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#### Kite

Any bird of the subfamily Milvinae, with long wings and weak legs, feeding mostly on carrion and spending long periods soaring; specifically, the red kite (Milvus milvus) and the black kite (Milvus migrans).

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#### Kite

A bird of the genus Elanus, having thin pointed wings, that preys on rodents and hunts by hovering; also, any bird of related genera in the subfamily Elaninae.

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#### Kite

A lightweight toy or other device, traditionally flat and shaped like a triangle with a segment of a circle attached to its base or like a quadrilateral (see sense 9), carried on the wind and tethered and controlled from the ground by one or more lines.

On windy spring days, we would fly kites.

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#### Kite

A tethered object which deflects its position in a medium by obtaining lift and drag in reaction with its relative motion in the medium.

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#### Kite

(astrology) A planetary configuration wherein one planet of a grand trine is in opposition to an additional fourth planet.

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#### Kite

A blank cheque; a fraudulent cheque, such as one issued even though there are insufficient funds to honour it, or one that has been altered without authorization.

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#### Kite

(geometry) A polygon resembling the shape of a traditional toy kite (sense 3): a quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair touching each other at one end.

Four-sided figures without parallel sides include trapezoids and kites.

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#### Kite

In a square-rigged ship: originally a sail positioned above a topsail; later a lightweight sail set above the topgallants, such as a studding sail or a jib topsail.

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#### Kite

A (usually concealed) letter or oral message, especially one passed illegally into, within, or out of a prison.

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#### Kite

(Egyptology) A measure of weight equivalent to 10 deben (about 0.32 ounces or 9.1 grams).

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#### Kite

(transitive) To cause (something) to move upwards rapidly like a toy kite; also to cause (something, such as costs) to increase rapidly.

Rising interest rates have kited the cost of housing.

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#### Kite

To tamper with a document or record by increasing the quantity of something beyond its proper amount so that the difference may be unlawfully retained; in particular, to alter a medical prescription for this purpose by increasing the number of pills or other items.

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#### Kite

To keep ahead of (an enemy) in order to attack repeatedly from a distance, without exposing oneself to danger.

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#### Kite

(ambitransitive) To (cause to) glide in the manner of a bird.

The wind kited us toward shore.

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#### Kite

To manipulate like a toy kite; also, usually preceded by an inflection of go: to fly a toy kite.

Want to go kite with me this weekend?

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#### Kite

To write or present (a cheque) on an account with insufficient funds, either to defraud or expecting that funds will become available by the time the cheque clears.

He was convicted of kiting checks and sentenced to two years in prison.

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#### Kite

(intransitive) To travel by kite, as when kitesurfing.

We spent the afternoon kiting around the bay.

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#### Kite

To pass a (usually concealed) letter or oral message, especially illegally into, within, or out of a prison.

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#### Kite

Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinæ, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.

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#### Kite

A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.

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#### Kite

Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill.

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#### Kite

A form of drag to be towed under water at any depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface; - called also sentry.

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#### Kite

A bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

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#### Kite

A bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

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#### Kite

Plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string

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#### Kite

Any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals

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#### Kite

Get credit or money by using a bad check;

The businessman kited millions of dollars

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#### Kite

Soar or fly like a kite;

The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains

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#### Kite

Fly a kite;

Kids were kiting in the park

They kited the Red Dragon model

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## Repeatedly Asked Queries

#### Can a kite have right angles?

Yes, a kite can have right angles, but not all kites do.

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#### What defines a rhombus?

A rhombus is defined by equal-length sides and opposite sides that are parallel.

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#### What is unique about a kite's sides?

A kite has two pairs of adjacent sides that are equal in length.

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#### Do rhombuses have congruent diagonals?

No, the diagonals in a rhombus are not typically congruent.

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#### Are all angles in a rhombus equal?

Not necessarily; only opposite angles in a rhombus are equal.

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#### Can a rhombus be a rectangle?

Yes, if all angles are 90 degrees, it's both a rhombus and a rectangle.

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#### How do the diagonals of a rhombus behave?

They bisect each other at right angles.

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#### Are the diagonals in a kite equal in length?

No, they usually have different lengths.

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#### Is a square a type of rhombus?

Yes, a square is a special type of rhombus with right angles.

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#### What is the symmetry of a kite like?

A kite is symmetric along one of its diagonals.

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#### Is a diamond a type of rhombus or kite?

A diamond shape is typically a rhombus.

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#### How many lines of symmetry does a kite have?

A kite typically has one line of symmetry.

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#### How is the area of a kite calculated?

Area of a kite = (Diagonal1 × Diagonal2) / 2.

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#### How many axes of symmetry does a rhombus have?

A rhombus has two axes of symmetry.

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#### How do you identify a rhombus in a geometric figure?

Look for equal-length sides and parallel opposite sides.

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#### Is it possible for a kite to be a parallelogram?

No, kites and parallelograms have different properties.

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#### What is the perimeter formula for a rhombus?

Perimeter of a rhombus = 4 × side length.

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