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
Steve found that you could draw a 6-sided polygon on a sphere in which each side intersected three other sides, shown below.
The polygons, one of the many feeds ported directly into Wildfire Analyst, were from FireGuard, a real-time feed from the US Department of Defense that estimates all wildfires’ current locations.What the complex math of fire modeling tells us about the future of California’s forests | Amy Nordrum | January 18, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
It takes deep knowledge, not just of polygons, but of mathematics itself.Some Math Problems Seem Impossible. That Can Be a Good Thing. | Patrick Honner | November 18, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Here, the polygon angle sum theorem is a good place to start.Some Math Problems Seem Impossible. That Can Be a Good Thing. | Patrick Honner | November 18, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The more polygons for a 3D model, the more information and detail it holds.Epic Games’ Insane Video Game Graphics Demo Explained in Simple Terms | Aaron Frank | May 24, 2020 | Singularity Hub
In third person, you are a camera that can control a polygonal character, but you are not that character.I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’ | Alec Kubas-Meyer | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a third person games you just control a polygonal character.I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’ | Alec Kubas-Meyer | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In spans over 200 ft. it is economical to have one horizontal boom and one polygonal (approximately parabolic) boom.
The central portal was surrounded by a polygonal rose-window and crowned with a high gable flanked by turrets.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres | Unknown
They tell a story of many epochs; they are all massive, and are largely built in rough polygonal masonry.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
This well deserves to be investigated, both as to the polygonal figure, and as to why it does not exceed the number 6.Treatise on Light | Christiaan Huygens
Others preferred to write their chronicles upon pots, urns and tombs or to scrawl placid monosyllables upon polygonal walls.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
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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