# Definition:Polygon/Adjacent/Vertices

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*This page is about Adjacent Vertices in the context of Polygon. For other uses, see Adjacent.*

## Definition

Each side of a polygon intersects two other sides, and so is terminated at either endpoint by two vertices.

Those two vertices are described as **adjacent to each other**.

## Also known as

**Adjacent vertices (in a polygon)** are also known as **consecutive vertices** or **consecutive angles**.

The term **adjacent angles** can also be seen, but as this is used for a different concept, it is preferred that it is not used in this context.

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**adjacent**:**1.** - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**adjacent**:**1.**