Origin of polygonLate Latin polygonum from Classical Greek polyg?non, neuter of polyg?nos: see poly- and -gon
The shape of a stop sign is an example of a polygon.
- An example of a polygon is a octagon, a figure with eight sides.
- An example of a polygon is a triangle, a figure with three sides.
Origin of polygonLate Latin polygōnum from Greek polugōnon from neuter of Greek polugōnos polygonal polu- poly- -gōnos angled ; see -gon .
regular (left) and irregular (right) polygons
Ancient Greek Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÎ³Ï‰Î½Î¿Î½ (polygÅnon), from Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚ (polus, “many") and Î³Ï‰Î½Î¯Î± (gÅnia, “angle").
polygon - Computer Definition
- The polygon of forces is then made up of segments of a vertical line.
- The area of the polygon in fig.
- If the polygon intersects itself, care must be taken to attribute to the different parts of the area their proper signs.
- Thus ii AB, BC, CD represent the given loads, in the force-diagram, we construct the sides corresponding to OA, OB, OC, OD in the funicular; we then draw the closing line of the funicular polygon, and a parallel OE to it in the force diagram.
- Then from the proportionality and parallelism sides of a triangle, there results the following of the load and the two resistances applied to each piece of the structure to the three theorem (originally due to Rankine): If from the angles of the polygon of loads there be drawn lines (Ri, R2, &c.), each of which is parallel to the resistance (as Pi F2, &c.) exerted FIG.