pentagon
noun Etymology: Greek pentagōnon, from neuter of pentagōnos pentagonal, from penta- + gōnia angle — more at -gon Date: 1570 a polygon of five angles and five sides

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  • pentagon — PENTAGÓN, pentagoane, s.n. (mat.) Poligon plan cu cinci laturi şi cinci unghiuri. – Din fr. pentagone, germ. Pentagon, lat. pentagonus. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PENTAGÓN s. (geom.) (înv.) cinciunghi …   Dicționar Român

  • Pentagon — Pen ta*gon, n. [Gr. ?; ? (see {Penta }) + gwni a angle: cf. L. pentagonium, F. pentagone.] (Geom.) A plane figure having five angles, and, consequently, five sides; any figure having five angles. [1913 Webster] {Regular pentagon}, a pentagon in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pentagon — (n.) plane figure with five angles and five sides, 1560s, from M.Fr. pentagone, from L.L. pentagonum pentagon, from Gk. pentagonon, properly neuter of adjective pentagonos five angled, from pente five (see FIVE (Cf. five)) + gonia angle (see KNEE …   Etymology dictionary

  • pentagon — pȅntagōn m DEFINICIJA 1. mat. peterokut 2. (Pentagon) a. peterokutna zgrada blizu Washingtona u kojoj su uredi Ministarstva obrane SAD a b. meton. glavni stožer vojske Sjedinjenih Američkih Država ETIMOLOGIJA penta + gon1 …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • pentagon — ► NOUN 1) a plane figure with five straight sides and five angles. 2) (the Pentagon) the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, near Washington DC. DERIVATIVES pentagonal adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • pentagon — [pen′tə gän΄] n. [L pentagonum < Gr pentagōnon: see PENTA & GON] a plane figure with five angles and five sides ☆ the Pentagon a five sided building in Arlington, Va., in which the main offices of the U.S. Department of Defense are located;… …   English World dictionary

  • Pentagon — (v. gr.), Fünfeck …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pentagōn — (griech.), s. Fünfeck …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pentagon — Pentagōn (grch.), Fünfeck; Pentagondodekaēder, s. Dodekaeder [Abb. 435 b]; Pentagonikositetraēder, hemiëdrische Kristallform des regulären Systems, von 24 unregelmäßigen Fünfecken begrenzt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pentagon — n a flat shape with five sides and five angles >pentagonal [penˈtægənəl] adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Pentagon — In geometry, a pentagon is any five sided polygon. A pentagon may be simple or self intersecting. The internal angles in a simple pentagon total 540°. Regular pentagons The term pentagon is commonly used to mean a regular convex pentagon, where… …   Wikipedia

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