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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Polygon  \Pol"y*gon\,  n.  [Gr.  poly`gwnos  polygonal;  poly`s  many  + 
  gwni`a  angle:  cf  F.  polygone.]  (Geom.) 
  A  plane  figure  having  many  angles,  and  consequently  many 
  sides;  esp.,  one  whose  perimeter  consists  of  more  than  four 
  sides;  any  figure  having  many  angles. 
 
  {Polygon  of  forces}  (Mech.),  a  polygonal  figure,  the  sides  of 
  which  taken  successively,  represent,  in  length  and 
  direction,  several  forces  acting  simultaneously  upon  one 
  point,  so  that  the  side  necessary  to  complete  the  figure 
  represents  the  resultant  of  those  forces.  Cf 
  {Parallelogram  of  forces},  under  {Parallelogram}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  polygon 
  n  :  a  closed  plane  figure  bounded  by  straight  sides  [syn:  {polygonal 
  shape}] 




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