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hexad

[ hek-sad ]
/ ˈhɛk sæd /
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noun
the number six.
a group or series of six.
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Origin of hexad

1650–60; <Late Latin hexad- (stem of hexas) <Greek hexad- (stem of hexás) unit of six, equivalent to héxsix + -ad--ad1

OTHER WORDS FROM hexad

hex·ad·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hexad

hexad
/ (ˈhɛksæd) /

noun
a group or series of six
the number or sum of six

Derived forms of hexad

hexadic, adjective

Word Origin for hexad

C17: from Greek hexas, from hex six
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Medical definitions for hexad

hexad
[ hĕksăd′ ]

n.
A group or series of six.
An element or radical having a valence of six.
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