Octagon vs. Hexagon - What's the difference?

Main Difference

The main difference between Octagon and Hexagon is that the Octagon is a polygon with eight sides and Hexagon is a polygon with six sides.

Wikipedia

  • Octagon

    In geometry, an octagon (from the Greek ὀκτάγωνον oktágōnon, "eight angles"). Is an eight-sided polygon or 8-ton A regular octagon has Schläfli symbol {8} and can also be constructed as a quasiregular truncated square, t{4}, which alternates two types of edges. A truncated octagon, t{8} is a hexadecagon, t{16}.

  • Hexagon

    In geometry, a hexagon (from Greek ἕξ hex, "six" and γωνία, gonía, "corner, angle") is a six sided polygon or 6-gon. The total of the internal angles of any hexagon is 720°.

Wiktionary

  • Octagon (noun)

    A polygon with eight sides and eight angles.

  • Octagon (noun)

    The UFC.

  • Hexagon (noun)

    A polygon with six sides and six angles.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Octagon (noun)

    a plane figure with eight straight sides and eight angles.

  • Octagon (noun)

    an object or building with an octagonal plan or cross section.

  • Hexagon (noun)

    a plane figure with six straight sides and angles.

Webster Dictionary

  • Octagon (noun)

    A plane figure of eight sides and eight angles.

  • Octagon (noun)

    Any structure (as a fortification) or place with eight sides or angles.

  • Hexagon (noun)

    A plane figure of six angles.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Octagon (noun)

    an eight-sided polygon

  • Hexagon (noun)

    a six-sided polygon

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