# 2D Shapes Vocabulary in English

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## 2D Shapes Vocabulary in English

1. square – 4 sides of equal length, 4 right angle corners

2. circle – 1 curved side, same distance across at any side (diameter)

3. equilateral triangle – 3 sides, 3 equal angles, 3 sides of equal length

4. right-angled triangle – 3 sides, 2 sides of equal length, 1 right angle

5. scalene triangle – 3 sides of different length, 3 different angles

6. oval – 1 curved side, different distance across at any side (diameter)

7. pentagon – 5 sides, the sum of the internal angles is 540o

8. isosceles triangle – 3 sides, 2 sides of equal length, 2 equal angles

9. hexagon – 6 sides, the sum of the internal angles is 720o

10. rectangle – opposite sides are equal length, 4 right angle corners

11. kite – no parallel sides, 2 pairs of adjacent equal length sides, 2 equal angles

12. rhombus – 2 pairs of parallel sides, 4 sides of equal length, also called a diamond

13. octagon – 8 sides, the sum of the internal angles is 1080o

14. quadrilateral – 4 sides, the sum of the internal angles is 360o

15. parallelogram – 2 pairs of parallel sides, opposite sides are equal length

16. trapezium – 4 sides, 2 parallel sides, the sum of the internal angles is 360o

## 2D Shapes Vocabulary | Image ### Polygons

Polygons are geometrical shapes with straight sides that form closed figures. Some advanced polygons include:

• Scalene Triangle: A triangle in which all three sides and angles are different.
• Rhombus: A quadrilateral with all sides equal in length and opposite angles equal.
• Pentagon: A five-sided polygon with equal angles and sides.
• Hexagon: A six-sided polygon with equal angles and sides.
• Heptagon: A seven-sided polygon with equal angles and sides.
• Octagon: An eight-sided polygon with equal angles and sides.
• Nonagon: A nine-sided polygon with equal angles and sides.
• Decagon: A ten-sided polygon with equal angles and sides.

### Geometric Solids

Geometric solids are three-dimensional shapes with flat faces, straight edges, and vertices. Some common geometric solids include:

• Cone: A solid with a circular base and a curved surface that joins the base’s points to a single vertex.
• Cylinder: A solid with two parallel, congruent circular bases connected by a curved surface.
• Cube: A solid with six equal square faces, where all edges are equal in length.
• Sphere: A solid with no edges or vertices, and all points on its surface are equidistant from its center.

### Other Shapes

Some other advanced shapes cover more irregular forms and combinations. A few examples are:

• Diamond: A type of quadrilateral with all sides equal in length, opposite sides parallel, and opposite angles equal. Similar to a rhombus.
• Heart: A shape with a curved top and a sharp point at the bottom. It is often used to represent love and affection.
• Cross: A shape with two intersecting lines or bars, usually perpendicular to each other. It is a symbol of various faiths and beliefs.
• Star: A shape with multiple points, often representing celestial bodies, like stars in the sky.
• Parallelogram: A quadrilateral with opposite sides parallel and equal in length.
• Kite: A quadrilateral with two pairs of adjacent sides equal in length and no opposite sides parallel.
• Trapezoid: A quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides.
• Ellipse: A curve on a plane that surrounds two focal points, where the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve.
• Crescent: A shape that resembles a segment of a circle or an ellipse, with a tapering outline.
• Curve: An indefinitely continuous, smooth line without abrupt breaks or changes in direction.