Definition of polygon:
geometric figure (part of speech: noun)
- scalene triangle,
- right-angle triangle,
- equilateral triangle,
- isosceles triangle,
The main force of his attack, which was to be made by the Fourth Guards Division, with two others, I am told, in support, was ready to assault the centre of our battle- front in the direction of Polygon Wood and down from the Broodseinde cross- roads.- "From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917", Philip Gibbs.
Our church plan develops as the result of an effort to combine a series of rectangles effectively; and, while this combination can be attempted in several different ways, it is obvious that the rigid lines of the rectangle do not admit of that free scope in centralised planning which is given by the circle or polygon.- "The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church", A. Hamilton Thompson.
But if, as in a laboratory, one could remove all suggestion and leading from the experience of a multitude, one would, I think, find something like this: A mass exposed to the same stimuli would develop responses that could theoretically be charted in a polygon of error.- "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.