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.

The definition of a polygon is a geometric figure with straight sides and angles.

## polygon

a closed plane figure consisting of straight lines

Origin of polygon

Late Latin*polygonum*; from Classical Greek

*polyg?non*, neuter of

*polyg?nos*: see poly- and amp; -gon

## polygon

noun

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

Origin of polygon

Late Latin*polyg&omacron;num*, from Greek

*polug&omacron;non*, from neuter of Greek

*polug&omacron;nos*,

*polygonal*:

*polu-*,

*poly-*+

*-g&omacron;nos*,

*angled*; see

**–gon**.

*Related Forms:*

**po·lyg′o·nal**adjective

**po·lyg′o·nal·ly**adverb

**polygon**

regular (left) and irregular (right) polygons

## polygon

Noun

(*plural* polygons)

Origin

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

In computer graphics, a multi-sided object that can be filled with color or moved around as a single entity. See triangle.