octagon

[ ok-tuh-gon, -guh n ]
/ ˈɒk təˌgɒn, -gən /

noun

a polygon having eight angles and eight sides.

Origin of octagon

1650–60; < Latin octagōnon < Greek oktágōnon, noun use of neuter of oktágōnos octangular; see octa-, -gon
Also called octangle.
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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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Science definitions for octagon

octagon

[ ŏktə-gŏn′ ]

A polygon having eight sides.

Related forms

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

octagon


A polygon having eight sides.

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