Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plane figure of a thousand angles and sides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A plane figure of a thousand angles and sides.

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  • noun geometry (rare) A polygon with a thousand vertices and a thousand edges.

Etymologies

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From Greek χιλιαγωνος, from χίλιοι ‘thousand’ + γωνία ‘angle’.

Examples

  • Also, there were things such as Descartes 'chiliagon which, while they could be represented physically, could not (as experience shows) be represented accurately by our physical imaging system.

    Sticky Wants to Grab

  • When we think of a perfect triangle, or a chiliagon, or even of some possible animal not actually existent, the object of our thought, the objective concept, is a possible essence.

    Descartes' Theory of Ideas

  • 'Tis impossible for the eye to determine the angles of a chiliagon to be equal to 1996 right angles, or make any conjecture, that approaches this proportion; but when it determines, that right lines cannot concur; that we cannot draw more than one right line between two given points; it's mistakes can never be of any consequence.

    A treatise of human nature

  • a chiliagon to be equal to 1996 right angles, or make any conjecture, that approaches this proportion; but when it determines, that right lines cannot concur; that we cannot draw more than one right line between two given points; it's mistakes can never be of any consequence.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • It is impossible for the eye to determine the angles of a chiliagon to be equal to 1996 right angles, or make any conjecture, that approaches this proportion; but when it determines, that right lines cannot concur; that we cannot draw more than one right line between two given points; it’s mistakes can never be of any consequence.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

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  • A multi-habanero-sided figure.

    November 25, 2009

  • There’s many a line to be drawn

    To finish my chiliagon.

    With pencils and rules

    And paper my tools

    With patience I’ll see you anon.

    June 18, 2018