American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A polygon with ten angles and ten sides.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geometry, a plane figure having ten sides and ten angles. When all the sides and angles are equal, it is a regular decagon.
- n. geometry A polygon with ten sides and ten angles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Geom.) A plane figure having ten sides and ten angles; any figure having ten angles. A
regular decagonis one that has all its sides and angles equal.
- n. a polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles
- deca- + -gon (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin decagōnum, from Greek dekagōnon, from neuter of dekagōnos, having ten angles : deka, ten. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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