Definition of Polygon

1. Noun. A closed plane figure bounded by straight sides.

Definition of Polygon

1. n. A plane figure having many angles, and consequently many sides; esp., one whose perimeter consists of more than four sides; any figure having many angles.

Definition of Polygon

1. Noun. (geometry) A plane figure bounded by straight edges. ¹

2. Noun. (geometry) The boundary of such a figure. ¹

3. Noun. (geometry more generally) A figure comprising vertices and (not necessarily straight) edges, alternatingly. ¹

4. Noun. (geometry) Such a figure and its interior, taken as a whole. ¹

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Definition of Polygon

1. a closed plane figure bounded by straight lines [n -S]

Medical Definition of Polygon

1. A plane figure having many angles, and consequently many sides; especially, one whose perimeter consists of more than four sides; any figure having many angles. Polygon of forces, a polygonal figure, the sides of which, taken successively, represent, in length and direction, several forces acting simultaneously upon one point, so that the side necessary to complete the figure represents the resultant of those forces. Cf. Parallelogram of forces, under Parallelogram. Origin: Gr. Polygonal; many + angle: cf. F. Polygone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polygon

polyglutamic acid
polyglutamyl synthetase
polyglycerol phosphate polymerase
polyglycerol polyricinoleate
polyglycolic acid
polyglycolic acids
polygon (current term)
polygon mesh
polygon meshes
polygon of forces
polygonal shape

Literary usage of Polygon

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1. Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1893)
"OF NORMAL polygon a normal polygon should lead to a cross polygon, then, as is usual in dealing with the area of such cross figures, part of the area is to ..."

2. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"The S-polygon for a 2 X 12-in. rectangle will b« computed ai constructed. Fig. 121 shows the section with the principal axes OX and OY in position. ..."

3. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"B,and inscribe a similar polygon in it, such that the former has to the latter a ratio ... Describe about Aa similar polygon and set up from it a pyramid ..."

4. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1879)
"If a polygon be inscribed in a conic, all whose sides but one pass through ... To inscribe in a conic section a polygon, all whose sides shall pass through ..."

5. The Elements of Euclid: The Errors, by which Theon, Or Others, Have Long Ago by Robert Simson, Euclid (1829)
"the pyramid of which the base is the first of these polygons, and vertex L, to the pyramid of which the base is the other polygon, and its vertex N: ..."

6. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"To Draw an Equilibrium polygon Through Two Points.—In Fig. ... Construct a force polygon for the given forces PI, Pj, Pa- Through points 1 and 2 in (a) draw ..."

7. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"The complete polygon of n angles has sides, which are the right lines joining all possible pairs of points. Thus, although a complete trigon has only three ..."

8. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1922)
"polygon of Voltages; Four Voltages.—If three sides of a triangle are fixed, ... If the four sides of a polygon are given, however, the polygon itself is not ..."

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