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Chapter 6 Vocab

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polygon
Definition: a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
Sentence: Polygons are shapes.
Sides and vertices of a polygon
Definition: each endpoint of a side of a polgon, plural is vertices
Sentence: You can have sides and vertices in a polygon.
Convex
Definition: curving or bulging outward
Sentence: A polygon is convex if no line that contains a side of the polygon contains a point in the polygon.
Concave
Definition: curving inward
Sentence: A polygon that is not convex is a called concave.
Equilateral
Definition: having all sides or faces equal
Sentence: If a polygon's sides are the congruent it is called equilateral.
Equiangular
Definition: having all angles equal
Sentence: A polygon is equiangular if all its interior angles are congruent.
Regular
Definition: Equilateral and equiangular
Sentence: If a polygon is regular it is equilateral and equiangular.
Diagonal
Definition: A straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
Sentence: Diagonals are lines inside a triangle.
Parallelogram
Definition: A quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides
Sentence: In addition to quadrilaterals we will learn about parallelogram.
Rhombus
Definition: a parallelogram with 4 congruent sides
Sentence: Rhombuses are shapes in geometry.
Rectangle
Definition: A parallelogram with four right angles
Sentence: A rectangles width is congruent and its height is congruent.
Square
Definition: A quadrilateral with 4 sides that are equal and has all 90 degree angles
Sentence: A square has four congruent sides.
Trapezoid
Definition: a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides
Sentence: A trapezoid always has a parallel pair.
Isosceles trapezoid
Definition: a trapezoid with congruent legs
Sentence: A isosceles trapezoid has two congruent sides.
midsegment of a trapezoid
Definition: A segment whose endpoints are the midpoints of the non-parallel sides of the trapezoid
Sentence: A trapezoid can have a midpoint.
Kite
Definition: a quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent, congruent sides
Sentence: A kite is a term used in geometry.