# 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