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octagon

[ ok-tuh-gon, -guhn ]
/ ˈɒk təˌgɒn, -gən /
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noun
a polygon having eight angles and eight sides.
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Also called octangle.

Origin of octagon

1650–60; <Latin octagōnon<Greek oktágōnon, noun use of neuter of oktágōnos octangular; see octa-, -gon
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British Dictionary definitions for octagon

octagon

less commonly octangle

/ (ˈɒktəɡən) /

noun
a polygon having eight sides

Word Origin for octagon

C17: via Latin from Greek oktagōnos, having eight angles
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Scientific definitions for octagon

octagon
[ ŏktə-gŏn′ ]

A polygon having eight sides.

Other words from octagon

octagonal adjective (ŏk-tăgə-nəl)
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Cultural definitions for octagon

octagon

A polygon having eight sides.

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