- The definition of a polygon is a geometric figure with straight sides and angles.
- 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 polygonum ; from Classical Greek polygōnon, neuter of polygōnos: see poly- and amp; -gon
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
polygon (plural polygons)
Ancient Greek πολύγωνον (polygōnon), from πολύς (polus, “many”) and γωνία (gōnia, “angle”).