chiliagon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chiliagon (plural chiliagons)

  1. (geometry) (rare) A polygon with a thousand vertices and a thousand edges.
    • 1995: If Kant's claim is just that it is impossible to have a sensory experience of the absence of space, then by contrast it is not impossible to have a sensory experience of a chiliagon. — Lorne Falkenstein, Kant's Intuitionism (Toronto 2004, p. 198)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term chiliagon is rarely used in mathematics, the term "1000-gon" being preferred.

Synonyms[edit]

  • 1000-gon