When writing about GIS geometry I'm unsure whether to use the term "polygon" or "area".
In particular, does the word "polygon" suggest a specific type of geometry? For example, a colleague suggested to me that "polygon" is not an appropriate term for a donut feature!
But even if that's true, does anyone care? Is there any strong concensus either way on this?
Also, which word translates better into other languages such as German and French? I'm trying to consider users other than just English-speaking ones.