a figure, especially a closed plane figure, having three or more, usually straight, sides.
- po·lyg·o·nal [puh-lig-uh-nl], /pəˈlɪg ə nl/, adjective
- po·lyg·o·nal·ly, adverb
- sub·po·lyg·o·nal, adjective
- sub·po·lyg·o·nal·ly, adverb
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How to use polygon in a sentence
Part of the process is seeing that unfold, seeing how communities of interest identify their members, the polygon that contains their community and how they define that.For Park Village’s Asian Residents, Redistricting Pits Neighborhood Against Identity | Maya Srikrishnan | July 21, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Everything in a game will look just a little more realistic, like they’re actual objects instead of well-made polygons.The graphics settings that actually matter for video games (and what they do) | John Kennedy | July 8, 2021 | Popular-Science
The red polygon is one of a series of tornado warning boxes issued by the Weather Service.Explaining the tornado warning and storm damage in D.C. on Thursday night | Jeffrey Halverson, Jason Samenow, Ian Livingston | July 2, 2021 | Washington Post
While technical shortcomings such as broken polygons or low-resolution textures are clear indicators of “poor graphics,” ultimately what is “good” comes down to taste.Best Nintendo Switch games for graphics: The titles that justify jumping to the big screen | Billy Cadden | June 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
I didn’t even have to sit through countless rubble-cities and the eternal melodrama and the endless wisecracking and the infinite polygons.
For longer bridges the funicular polygon affords a method of determining maximum bending moments which is perhaps more convenient.
Fig. 69 b is the polygon of external forces, and 69 c is half the reciprocal figure.
The regiment had evacuated polygon Wood on the night of the third.The Escape of a Princess Pat | George Pearson
It is the most northern part of Central America, in shape like a polygon, with the southern side the longest.Guatemala, the country of the future | Charles M. Pepper
The term polygon is applied to figures having flat sides equidistant from a common centre.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught | Joshua Rose
British Dictionary definitions for polygon
a closed plane figure bounded by three or more straight sides that meet in pairs in the same number of vertices, and do not intersect other than at these vertices. The sum of the interior angles is (n –2) × 180° for n sides; the sum of the exterior angles is 360°. A regular polygon has all its sides and angles equal. Specific polygons are named according to the number of sides, such as triangle, pentagon, etc
- polygonal (pəˈlɪɡənəl), adjective
- polygonally, adverb
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Scientific definitions for polygon
A closed plane figure having three or more sides. Triangles, rectangles, and octagons are all examples of polygons.♦ A regular polygon is a polygon all of whose sides are the same length and all of whose interior angles are the same measure.
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Cultural definitions for polygon
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