|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: shape.|
A shape is a geometric figure that can be described with mathematics. One way to classify shapes is to describe a bigger shape that the shape fits inside of. For example, they can have different numbers of dimensions. Two-dimensional shapes like circles will fit inside a flat plane.
Three-dimensional objects like cubes will not fit inside a plane, because they are not flat. Four-dimensional shapes made of polygons are called polychorons, and shapes made of polygons of any dimension are polytopes.
Two shapes are said to be equal, if one can be changed into the other by turning, moving, growing, shrinking, or more than one of these in combination.
Ordinary shapes[change | edit source]
2D shapes[change | edit source]
These are two-dimensional shapes or flat plane geometry shapes. Their sides are made of straight or curved lines. They can have any number of sides. Plane figures made of lines are called polygons. Triangles and squares are examples of polygons.