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  • n. a polygon with 100 edges, vertices, and angles.
  • n. Common misspelling of hexagon.
  • n. Common misspelling of heptagon.


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  • Half a dozen farm-estates formed a hectagon around it, but these belonged to ancient men who displayed themselves only as inert, gray-thatched lumps in the back of limousines on their way to the station, whither they were sometimes accompanied by equally ancient and doubly massive wives.

    The Beautiful and Damned


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  • The maid appeared, bearing a triangular tray upon which was set an heroic-sized tea service of bright white china, each piece a hectagon.

    —Dorothy Parker, 'Glory in the Daytime'

    Presumably the intended meaning is a hexagon, influenced by 'hepta-' and 'hecto-'.

    September 15, 2008