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# polygon

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pol=y=gon

## CIDE DICTIONARY

polygonn. [Gr. poly`gwnos polygonal; poly`s many + gwni`a angle: cf. F. polygone.].
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.  [1913 Webster]
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.

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

polygon, n. a plane figure with many (usu. a minimum of three) sides and angles.

Idiom
polygon of forces a polygon that represents by the length and direction of its sides all the forces acting on a body or point.
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Etymology
LL polygonum f. Gk polugonon (neut. adj.) (as POLY-(1) + - gonos angled)