# polygon

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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.]

## 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]

## 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.

## 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:
 Noun 1 polygon - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sidespolygonal shapeplane figure, two-dimensional figure - a two-dimensional shapeisogon - an equiangular polygonconvex 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 pointsconcave polygon - a polygon such that there is a straight line that cuts it in four or more pointsquadrangle, quadrilateral, tetragon - a four-sided polygontriangle, trigon, trilateral - a three-sided polygonpentagon - a five-sided polygonhexagon - a six-sided polygonheptagon - a seven-sided polygonoctagon - an eight-sided polygonnonagon - a nine-sided polygondecagon - a polygon with 10 sides and 10 anglesundecagon - an eleven-sided polygondodecagon - a twelve-sided polygonspherical 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

[ˈpɒlɪgən] N

## polygon

nPolygon nt, → Vieleck nt

## polygon

[ˈpɒlɪgən] npoligono

## polygon

(ˈpoligən) , ((American) -gon) noun
a two-dimensional figure with many angles and sides.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
It's simple enough, pick a location, place a city, build a road and provide services to the virtual citizens but EA introduces many little elements that cause "SimCity" to become incredibly addictive notes Polygon.
Commenting on the transaction, Reade Griffith, a Principal of Tetragon Financial Management LP ("TFM"), TFG's investment manager, a Director of TFG and Tetragon Financial Group Master Fund Limited (the "Master Fund"), and a Founder of Polygon, said, "This is a continuation of TFG's strategy to expand its asset management platform and diversify and strengthen its income streams.
Smaller polygon-shaped bodies are found elsewhere on Mars, but these are best explained by thermal contraction processes similar to those in terrestrial permafrost environments and not likely to form larger polygons.
In this paper, it is argued that a fuzzy logic approach to certain polygon aggregation problems is appropriate and advantageous in order to reconcile ambiguous feature continuum".
The main disadvantage of a multiangular prism is that positioning angles of the tested devices equal to the angles between the polygon edges are measured.

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