polygonal

polygonal
polygon NOUN Geometry a plane figure with at least three straight sides and angles, and typically five or more.
DERIVATIVES polygonal adjective.

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  • polygonal — polygonal, ale, aux [ pɔligɔnal, o ] adj. • 1560; de polygone ♦ Qui a plusieurs angles et plusieurs côtés. Champ, terrain polygonal, de forme polygonale. Math. Ligne polygonale : suite finie de segments coplanaires joints bout à bout. ⇒ polygone …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • polygonal — polygonal, ale (po li go nal, na l ) adj. Terme de géométrie. Qui présente plusieurs angles. Un champ polygonal. Des terrains polygonaux.    Dont la base est un polygone. Prisme polygonal. Pyramide polygonale. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Polygone. SUPPLÉMENT… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Polygonal — Po*lyg o*nal, a. Having many angles. [1913 Webster] {Polygonal numbers}, certain figurate numbers. See under {Figurate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polygonal — adjective having many sides or relating to a surface marked by polygons polygonal structure • Pertains to noun: ↑polygon …   Useful english dictionary

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