# Polygon meaning

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.

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

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

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A closed plane figure consisting of straight lines.

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(geometry, more generally) A figure comprising vertices and (not necessarily straight) edges, alternatingly.

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(geometry) Such a figure and its interior, taken as a whole.

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A closed plane figure having three or more sides. Triangles, rectangles, and octagons are all examples of polygons. &diamf3; A

**regular polygon**is a polygon all of whose sides are the same length and all of whose interior angles are the same measure.## Origin of polygon

- Late Latin
*polygōnum**from*Greek*polugōnon**from neuter of*Greek*polugōnos**polygonal**polu-**poly-**-gōnos**angled*–gon### From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

- Ancient Greek
*Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÎ³Ï‰Î½Î¿Î½*(polygÅnon), from*Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ‚*(polus, “many") and*Î³Ï‰Î½Î¯Î±*(gÅnia, “angle").### From Wiktionary