chiliagon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek χιλιάγωνος (khiliágōnos), from χίλιοι (khílioi, thousand) + γωνία (gōnía, angle). Equivalent to chilia- +‎ -gon.

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Noun[edit]

chiliagon (plural chiliagons)

  1. (geometry, rare) A polygon with a thousand vertices and a thousand edges.
    • 1995, Lorne Falkenstein, Kant's Intuitionism (Toronto 2004), page 198:
      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.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • 1000-gon

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