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 -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 pentagōnium from Greek pentagōnon from neuter of pentagōnos pentagonal penta- penta- -gōnos 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.