polygon
pol·y·gonThe 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 -gonpolygon
noun
A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.
Origin of polygon
Late Latin polygōnum from Greek polugōnon from neuter of Greek polugōnos polygonal polu- poly- -gōnos 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.