Definition of Tetragon

1. Noun. A four-sided polygon.

Exact synonyms: Quadrangle, Quadrilateral
Generic synonyms: Polygon, Polygonal Shape
Specialized synonyms: Parallelogram, Trapezium, Trapezoid
Derivative terms: Quadrangular, Tetragonal



Definition of Tetragon

1. n. A plane figure having four sides and angles; a quadrangle, as a square, a rhombus, etc.

Definition of Tetragon

1. Noun. (context: geometry rare) A quadrilateral. ¹

2. Noun. An aspect of two planets with regard to the Earth when they are distant from each other ninety degrees, or a quarter-circle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tetragon

1. a four-sided polygon [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tetragon

1. 1. A plane figure having four sides and angles; a quadrangle, as a square, a rhombus, etc. 2. An aspect of two planets with regard to the earth when they are distant from each other ninety degrees, or the fourth of a circle. Origin: L. Tetragonum, Gr.; (see Tetra-) + corner, angle: cf. F. Tetragone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetragon

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tetrafluoride
tetrafluorides
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tetrafluoroberyllate
tetrafluoroborate
tetrafluoroborates
tetrafluoroboric acid
tetrafluoroethylene
tetrafluoroethylenes
tetrafluoromethane
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tetraglot
tetraglycine hydroperiodide
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tetrahalide

Literary usage of Tetragon

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1. The Harmony of the World by Johannes Kepler, E. J. Aiton, Alistair Matheson Duncan, Judith Veronica Field (1997)
"For in the first case the congrue includes only one tetragon and we obtain half ... Five trigon angles and one tetragon angle are more than four right ang, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"... or it is a triangular pyramid of four equal and equilateral faces. tetragon, in geometry ; a quadrangle, or a figure with four angles. ..."

3. The Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal by William Whewell, Duncan Farquharson Gregory, Robert Leslie Ellis, William Thomson Kelvin, Norman Macleod Ferrers (1852)
"ON CERTAIN SYSTEMS IN SPACE ANALOGOUS TO THE COMPLETE tetragon AND COMPLETE QUADRILATERAL.* By THOMAS WEDDLE. IN a plane figure the straight line that joins ..."

4. The Elements of Geometry by George Bruce Halsted (1886)
"A polygon of three sides is a Trigon or Triangle; one of four sides is a tetragon or Quadrilateral; one of five sides is a Pentagon; one of six sides is a ..."

5. The Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal by William Thomson, N M Ferrers (1852)
"ON CERTAIN SYSTEMS TN SPACE ANALOGOUS TO THE COMPLETE tetragon AND COMPLETE QUADRILATERAL.* By THOMAS WEDDLE. IN a plane figure the straight line that joins ..."

6. Mathematical Questions and Solutions (1889)
"If I., II., III., IV. be the consecutive chord lines of one tetragon inscribed in a conic, and 1, 2, 3, 4 of another; the eight points of intersection of I. ..."

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