polygonhood

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EtymologyEdit

polygon +‎ -hood

NounEdit

polygonhood (uncountable)

  1. (mathematics, rare) The state of being a polygon.
    • 1991, Richard R. Brockhaus, Pulling up the ladder: the metaphysical roots of Wittgenstein's Tractatus, ISBN 0812691253, page 195:
      However, the circle lacks an essential property of polygonhood, namely having angles, and thus as a convenient fiction we refer to it as a degenerate case of a polygon.
    • 1997, W.S. Anglin, The Philosophy of Mathematics: the Invisible Art, ISBN 0773487069, page 11:
      None the less, for any natural number n > 3, there is a form of n-hood, and a form of n-sided polygon-hood. For example, when n = 4, we have the form of fourness and the form of squareness.
    • 2008, Stephen Yablo, Thoughts: Papers on mind, meaning and modality, ISBN 0199266468, page 267:
      To the absolutionist, this can only mean that as n decreases, the property of n-sided regular polygonhood puts stronger and stronger demands on those would seek to know it.

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