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polygon

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noun poly·gon \ˈpä-lē-ˌgän\

Simple Definition of polygon

  • mathematics : a flat shape that has three or more straight lines and angles

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of polygon

  1. 1 :  a closed plane figure bounded by straight lines

  2. 2 :  a closed figure on a sphere bounded by arcs of great circles

polygonal play \pə-ˈli-gə-nəl\ adjective
polygonally play \-nəl-ē\ adverb

Examples of polygon in a sentence

  1. Pentagons, hexagons, and octagons are all kinds of polygons.



Origin of polygon

Late Latin polygonum, from Greek polygōnon, from neuter of polygōnos polygonal, from poly- + gōnia angle — more at -gon


First Known Use: 1571

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POLYGON Defined for Kids

polygon

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noun poly·gon \ˈpä-li-ˌgän\

Definition of polygon for Students

  1. :  a flat geometric figure having three or more straight sides





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