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nonagon

[non-uh-gon, -guh n]
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noun
  1. a polygon having nine angles and nine sides.
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Origin of nonagon

1680–90; < Latin nōn(us) ninth + -a- (extracted from pentagon, hexagon, etc.) + -gon
Also called enneagon.
Related formsnon·ag·o·nal [non-ag-uh-nl] /nɒnˈæg ə nl/, adjective
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  • There is said to be only one triangle, only one nonagon, and only one of diamond shape in all the forty thousand.

    One Irish Summer

    William Eleroy Curtis


British Dictionary definitions for nonagon

nonagon

noun
  1. a polygon having nine sidesAlso called: enneagon
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Derived Formsnonagonal (nɒnˈæɡənəl), adjective
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Word Origin and History for nonagon

n.

"plane figure with nine sides," 1680s, a hybrid from Latin nonus "ninth" (see nones) + ending from pentagon, etc.

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