# inscribe

To *inscribe* a polygon^{} (such as a triangle, square, pentagon^{}, etc.) or circle is to enclose it in another polygon or circle so that the vertices of the polygon are on the circumference^{} of the circle or sides of the outer polygon, or so that the circumference of the inner circle touches the sides of the enclosing polygon. In the specific case of a polygon inside of a circle, this is called to circumscribe.

Now, a couple of examples: First, a circle inscribed in a pentagon.

Next, another example of a pentagon, but inscribed with a triangle this time.

Title | inscribe |
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Canonical name | Inscribe |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 16:24:35 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 16:24:35 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 5 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 51D20 |

Synonym | inscribed |

Synonym | inscription |

Related topic | RegularPolygonAndCircles |

Related topic | Circumscribe |