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polygon

Syllabification: pol·y·gon
Pronunciation: /ˈpälēˌɡän
 
/

Definition of polygon in English:

noun

Geometry
A plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles, and typically five or more.
Example sentences
  • For purposes of clarification: a hexagon is a polygon with six sides and six angles.
  • This he obtained by circumscribing and inscribing a circle with regular polygons having 96 sides.
  • He proposed successively doubling the number of sides of a regular polygon inscribed in a circle so that the difference in areas would eventually become exhausted.

Origin

late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek polugōnon, neuter (used as a noun) of polugōnos 'many-angled'.

Derivatives

polygonal

1
Pronunciation: /pəˈliɡənl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The opening between adjacent cells is trapezoidal or polygonal.
  • The chambers are usually square, rectangular, or polygonal in plan and often show structural compartmentalization with side cells opening from the main chamber.
  • Architecturally they incorporate the low roofs, polygonal towers and shallow, semicircular domes of the Byzantine mode.

polygonally

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • In contrast with the polygonally rifled stock tube, Irv Stone's top-of-the-line pipe is rated for lead bullets, as well as jacketed slugs.
  • In Yakushima, granitic and sedimentary boulders are cracked polygonally on their surface.

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