Definition of polygonization in English:

polygonization

noun

  • 1Materials Science and Physical Geography. The formation of smaller grains within the grains of a metal as a result of the migration of dislocations following deformation and subsequent annealing; a similar phenomenon in other crystalline materials, such as rock and ice.

  • 2Chiefly Mathematics and Computing. The subdivision of an area or surface into a network of polygons; the result of this.

Origin

1940s. From polygon + -ization. Compare later polygonize.

Pronunciation

polygonization

/pəˌlɪɡ(ə)nʌɪˈzeɪʃn//pəˌlɪɡənʌɪˈzeɪʃn//ˌpɒlɪɡənʌɪˈzeɪʃn/