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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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By a judicious use of this Law of Nature, the Polygons and Circles are almost always able to stifle sedition in its very cradle, taking advantage of the irrepressible and boundless hopefulness of the human mind.
Then suddenly through a polygon of green, in the half darkness under the luxuriant growth, I saw the creature we were hunting.
Instead of making use of the square or rectangle, as has been done to this time, you will suppose your place inclosed in a regular hexagon, this polygon having the advantage of offering more angles than the quadrilateral one.
He lived in a place called the Polygon, in Somers Town, where there were at that time a number of poor Spanish refugees walking about in cloaks, smoking little paper cigars.
The captain had it conveyed to the Polygon at Washington, challenging the president of the Gun Club to break it.
It went the half hour as I came through the Polygon.
It was a difficult problem to divide that very irregular polygon into two equal parts.
8226; business case and justification of undertaking the creation of BLPU polygons.
The seismic data from Earth's sea floor revealed deep-water polygons more than a kilometer in diameter.
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For purposes of this paper, the term is defined more broadly, similarly to Muller and Wang, as a collection of polygons which are stored in the database as individual records.
The multiangular prism is a precise polygon that has precise flat mirror faces; the angle between the mirrors is being known and very precise.