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English Dictionary: Polygon by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
polygon
n
  1. a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides [syn: polygon, polygonal shape]
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}.
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