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.
Other Word Forms
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 πολύγωνον (polygōnon), from πολύς (polus, “many") and γωνία (gōnia, “angle").