polygon

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noun poly·gon \ˈpä-lē-ˌgän\

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

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polygonally

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Examples of polygon in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of polygon

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

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POLYGON Defined for English Language Learners

polygon

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Definition of polygon for English Language Learners

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


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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