What does pentagon mean?

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ˈpɛn təˌgɒnpen·tagon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pentagon(noun)

    a government building with five sides that serves as the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense

  2. Pentagon(noun)

    the United States military establishment

  3. pentagon(noun)

    a five-sided polygon


  1. pentagon(Noun)

    A polygon with five sides and five angles.

  2. Pentagon(ProperNoun)

    the headquarters of the United States of America's Department of Defense.

  3. Origin: From French pentagone or late Latin pentagonum, from πεντάγωνον, noun use of the neuter of the adjective πεντάγωνος, from πέντε + -γωνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pentagon(noun)

    a plane figure having five angles, and, consequently, five sides; any figure having five angles

  2. Origin: [Gr. penta`gwnon; penta- (see Penta-) + gwni`a angle: cf. L. pentagonium, F. pentagone.]


  1. Pentagon

    In geometry, a pentagon is any five-sided polygon. A pentagon may be simple or self-intersecting. The sum of the internal angles in a simple pentagon is 540°. A pentagram is an example of a self-intersecting pentagon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pentagon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pentagon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pentagon in a Sentence

  1. Mac Thornberry:

    I don't think this is the Pentagon's idea.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    We finally got a breakthrough with the Pentagon.

  3. Loren Thompson:

    I wish them luck, entrepreneurship is not always rewarded at the Pentagon.

  4. Loren Thompson:

    The Pentagon does not want a series of stovepiped missions. It wants integrated solutions.

  5. John W. Vessey, Jr.:

    'Resource-constrained environment' are fancy Pentagon words that mean there isn't enough money to go around.

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