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 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").