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[hep-tuh-gon, -guh n] /ˈhɛp təˌgɒn, -gən/

a polygon having seven angles and seven sides.
a polygon having seven sides

1560s, from Middle French heptagon, from Greek heptagonon, from hepta “seven” (cognate with Latin septem, Gothic sibun, Old English seofon; see seven) + gonia “angle” (see knee (n.)). Related: Heptagonal.
A polygon having seven sides.


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