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# Is there a specific name for an irregular shape?

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  Hers (32) Shapes that are closed and have many sides are called polygons. Poly means many, -gon means side. So together the word polygons mean "many sides". Shapes that are irregular but are not closed are refferred to as a squiggly line and you can learn to graph those later.

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  Olenka (176) Names given to shapes come from their specific properties, so if a shape is truly irregular it won't have any. However, you can still use the generic name "polygon" (3D) or "polyhedron" (2D).

 +1 vote! +7 you voted Answer by  Yimocool (16) That depends on your definition of "irregular". A polygon with an angle greater than 180 degrees is called concave and is irregular in a way. If you mean all sides are not equal in length, there is no such name.

 +1 vote! +3 you voted Answer by  anrimala36 (208) What you are probably looking for is "simple polygon"-a series of connected lines segments, none of which cross over each other, that form a closed figure all in one plane.