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# Polygon

[pol-ee-gon] /ˈpɒl iˌgɒn/

noun
1.
a figure, especially a closed plane figure, having three or more, usually straight, sides.
/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
n.

1570s, from Latin polygonum, from Greek polygonon, noun use of neuter of adjective polygonos “many-angled,” from polys “many” (see poly-) + -gonos “angled,” from gonia “angle” (see knee (n.)). Related: Polygonal.
polygon
(pŏl’ē-gŏn’)
A closed plane figure having three or more sides. Triangles, rectangles, and octagons are all examples of polygons. ◇ A regular polygon is a polygon all of whose sides are the same length and all of whose interior angles are the same measure.

In geometry, a closed figure having three or more sides and lying on one plane.

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• Polygonaceous

[pol-ee-guh-ney-shuh s, puh-lig-uh-ney-] /ˌpɒl i gəˈneɪ ʃəs, pəˌlɪg əˈneɪ-/ adjective 1. belonging to the Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family of plants. /ˌpɒlɪɡəˈneɪʃəs; pəˌlɪɡə-/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Polygonaceae, a chiefly N temperate family of plants having a sheathing stipule (ocrea) clasping the stem and small inconspicuous flowers: includes dock, sorrel, buckwheat, […]

• Polygonal

[pol-ee-gon] /ˈpɒl iˌgɒn/ noun 1. a figure, especially a closed plane figure, having three or more, usually straight, sides. /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 […]

• Polygon pusher

(Or “rectangle slinger”). A chip designer who spends most of his or her time at the physical layout level (which requires drawing *lots* of multi-coloured polygons). [Jargon File]

• Polygonum

/pəˈlɪɡənəm/ noun 1. any polygonaceous plant of the genus Polygonum, having stems with knotlike joints and spikes of small white, green, or pink flowers See also knotgrass, bistort, prince’s feather (sense 2)

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