[pol-ee-gon]
/ˈpɒl iˌgɒn/

1.

a figure, especially a closed plane figure, having three or more, usually straight, sides.

British Dictionary definitions for polygon

/ˈpɒlɪˌɡɒn/

noun

1.

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

Derived Forms

polygonal (pəˈlɪɡənəl) adjective

polygonally, adverb

polygonally, adverb

Word Origin

C16: via Latin from Greek polugōnon figure with many angles

Word Origin and History for polygon

polygon in Science

polygon in Culture

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Scrabble
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