Definition of hendecagon in English:


Syllabification: hen·dec·a·gon
Pronunciation: /henˈdekəˌgän


A plane figure with eleven straight sides and angles.
More example sentences
  • The regular hendecagon cannot be constructed using the classical Greek rules of geometric construction.
  • Though hendecagons are the most flexible polygons we have examined, there is a downside.
  • The hendecagons in the model are not quite regular.


early 18th century: from hendeca- 'eleven' + -gon, on the pattern of words such as polygon.



Pronunciation: /ˌhendəˈkagənl/
More example sentences
  • Likewise, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, in addition to its hendecagonal design, was nice because it featured a leader of the women's suffrage movement.
  • The failure of the Susan B. Anthony dollar was largely attributed to its quarter-like size and appearance; it was originally hendecagonal to get around this very problem, but coin people would only take round.
  • After a few hendecagonal dollar coins' worth of beer every real Canadian begins to sound off his maniacal laughing leading into the falsetto wailing loon call.

More definitions of hendecagon

Definition of hendecagon in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day crowdsource
Pronunciation: ˈkraʊdsɔːs
obtain (information) by enlisting help of many people…