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polygon
regular (left) and irregular (right) polygons

pol·y·gon

 (pŏl′ē-gŏn′)
n.
A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

[Late Latin polygōnum, from Greek polugōnon, from neuter of Greek polugōnos, polygonal : polu-, poly- + -gōnos, angled; see -gon.]

po·lyg′o·nal (pə-lĭg′ə-nəl) adj.
po·lyg′o·nal·ly adv.

polygon

(ˈpɒlɪˌɡɒn)
n
(Mathematics) a closed plane figure bounded by three or more straight sides that meet in pairs in the same number of vertices, and do not intersect other than at these vertices. The sum of the interior angles is (n–2) × 180° for n sides; the sum of the exterior angles is 360°. A regular polygon has all its sides and angles equal. Specific polygons are named according to the number of sides, such as triangle, pentagon, etc
[C16: via Latin from Greek polugōnon figure with many angles]
polygonal adj
poˈlygonally adv

pol•y•gon

(ˈpɒl iˌgɒn)

n.
a figure, esp. a closed plane figure, having three or more, usu. straight, sides.
[1560–70; < Latin polygōnum < Greek polýgōnon, n. use of neuter of polýgōnos many-angled. See poly-, -gon]
po•lyg•o•nal (pəˈlɪg ə nl) adj.
po•lyg′o•nal•ly, adv.

pol·y·gon

(pŏl′ē-gŏn′)
A closed plane figure having three or more sides. Triangles, rectangles, and octagons are all examples of polygons.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polygon - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sidespolygon - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
plane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shape
isogon - an equiangular polygon
convex polygon - a polygon such that no side extended cuts any other side or vertex; it can be cut by a straight line in at most two points
concave polygon - a polygon such that there is a straight line that cuts it in four or more points
quadrangle, quadrilateral, tetragon - a four-sided polygon
triangle, trigon, trilateral - a three-sided polygon
pentagon - a five-sided polygon
hexagon - a six-sided polygon
heptagon - a seven-sided polygon
octagon - an eight-sided polygon
nonagon - a nine-sided polygon
decagon - a polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles
undecagon - an eleven-sided polygon
dodecagon - a twelve-sided polygon
spherical polygon - a figure on the surface of a sphere bounded by arcs of 3 or more great circles
Translations
شَكل مُتَعَدِّد الأضْلاعمضلع
многоъгълник
polígon
mnohoúhelníkpolygon
polygon
pluranguloplurlateropoligono
hulknurk
monikulmiopolygoni
mnogokut
sokszögpoligon
marghyrningur
ポリゴン多角形
다각형
daugiakampis
daudzstūris
ബഹുഭുജം
wielobokwielokąt
poligon
mnohouholníkpolygón
mnogokotnik
polygon
pembenyingi
รูปหลายเหลี่ยม
багатокутник
کثیرالاضلاع
đa giác

polygon

[ˈpɒlɪgən] Npolígono m

polygon

nPolygon nt, → Vieleck nt

polygon

[ˈpɒlɪgən] npoligono

polygon

(ˈpoligən) , ((American) -gon) noun
a two-dimensional figure with many angles and sides.
poˈlygonal (-ˈli-) adjective
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