Polygonal Chain

Polygonal Chain

A polygonal chain is a sequence of line segments joined by at least one endpoint.

  • The term “polygonal chain” is a synonym of ” broken line “.
  • A closed polygonal chain is generally called a polygon.
  • Two segments that share an endpoint are called adjacent segments or adjacent sides of the polygonal chain.


  • Examples of polygonal chains:
  • This polygonal chain is made up of 4 line segments:


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