The Pentagon is also shaped like a pentagon.
- The five-sided shape of a road sign used for school advance warning signs is an example of a pentagon.
- The headquarters of the Department of Defense is an example of the Pentagon.
Origin of pentagonClassical Latin pentagonum ; from Classical Greek pentag?non: see penta- and amp; -gon
- A polygon with five sides and five angles.
- Pentagon A five-sided building near Washington DC, containing the US Department of Defense and the offices of the US Armed Forces. Used with the.
Origin of pentagonLate Latin pentag&omacron;nium, from Greek pentag&omacron;non, from neuter of pentag&omacron;nos, pentagonal : penta-, penta- + -g&omacron;nos, angled; see –gon.
top: mathematical figure
bottom: the Pentagon
- (geometry) A polygon with five sides and five angles.
From French pentagone or late Latin pentagonum, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÎµÎ½Ï„Î¬Î³Ï‰Î½Î¿Î½ (pentagÅnon), noun use of the neuter of the adjective Ï€ÎµÎ½Ï„Î¬Î³Ï‰Î½Î¿Ï‚ (pentagÅnos, “five-angled"), from Ï€ÎÎ½Ï„Îµ (pente, “five") + -Î³Ï‰Î½Î¿Ï‚ (-gÅnos, “angled").
- the headquarters of the United States of America's Department of Defense.