# What does polygon mean in Greek?

## What does polygon mean in Greek?

The term polygon comes from Greek roots meaning “many angles” POLYGONS. The term polygon comes from Greek roots meaning “many angles”. Most people modify the definition as closed, flat figures that have sides made of line segments.

### What is the root word for polygon?

Etymology. The word polygon derives from the Greek adjective πολύς (polús) ‘much’, ‘many’ and γωνία (gōnía) ‘corner’ or ‘angle’. It has been suggested that γόνυ (gónu) ‘knee’ may be the origin of gon.

#### What words describe a polygon?

Here are some adjectives for polygon: exactly ascertainable, circumscribed regular, gray, unmarked, new regular, simple rectangular, equilateral, rather solid, other regular, perfectly regular, irregular, cortical, ascertainable, many-sided, circumscribed, unthinkable, regular, spherical, cerebral, last-mentioned.

**What does the Greek word poly and Gon literally mean?**

Polygons. “Poly” comes from the Greek word meaning many and “gon” means angles. In a polygon, the number of angles equals the number of sides.

**What are the 20 kinds of polygons?**

Terms in this set (18)

- Three. Trigon or Triangle.
- Four. Tetragon or Quadrilateral.
- Five. Pentagon.
- Six. Hexagon.
- Seven. Heptagon.
- Eight. Octagon.
- Nine. Nonagon or Enneagon.
- Ten. Decagon.

## What do you call a four sided polygon?

Definition: A quadrilateral is a polygon with 4 sides. Definition: A parallelogram is a quadrilateral where both pairs of opposite sides are parallel.

### What is a uneven four-sided shape called?

Quadrilateral

#### What is a 6 sided shape called?

hexagon

**What is a 7 sided shape called?**

heptagon

**What is a 1000000000000000 sided shape called?**

octadecagon

## What’s a 9 sided shape called?

nonagon

### What’s a twelve sided shape called?

Dodecagon

#### What is 13 sided shape called?

Tridecagon

**What is a 50 sided shape called?**

pentacontagon

**What is a 15 sided shape called?**

Pentadecagon

## What is a 10 sided shape called?

decagon

### What is a 20 sided shape called?

icosagon

#### What is a 90 sided polygon?

In geometry, an enneacontagon or enenecontagon or 90-gon (from Ancient Greek ἑννενήκοντα, ninety) is a ninety-sided polygon.

**What is 4 sided called?**

A quadrilateral is a polygon that has exactly four sides. (This also means that a quadrilateral has exactly four vertices, and exactly four angles.)

**How can you tell if its a hexagon?**

Hexagon Definition: In mathematics and geometry, a Hexagon is defined as a polygon (a closed two-dimensional shape with straight sides) with 6 sides. Note that Hexagons have 6 sides and 6 angles. There are two types of Hexagons: Regular Hexagons and Irregular Hexagons.

## What shapes can you use to make a hexagon?

I put together 2 trapezoids to make a hexagon. It has 6 sides and 6 vertices. It has 2 equal parts.

### How many degrees is a hexagon?

720 degrees

#### What angle is used to make a hexagon?

60-degree angle

**What angle is 60 degree?**

What do You Call a 60-Degree Angle? An angle whose measure is more than 0° but less than 90° is called an acute angle. Angles measuring 30°, 40°, 60° are all acute angles. Therefore a 60-degree angle is known as an acute angle.