Meaning of POLYGON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈpä-lē-ˌgän ]


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

Date: 1571

1. : a closed plane figure bounded by straight lines

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

• po·lyg·o·nal pə-ˈli-gə-n ə l adjective

• po·lyg·o·nal·ly -n ə l-ē adverb

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