- the number six.
- a group or series of six.
Origin of hexad
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The hexad axis is uniterminal and all the forms are open forms.
This is the hexad axis or hexagonal axis, for which the angle of rotation is 60, or one-sixth of 360.
Perpendicular to the hexad axis are six dyad axes of two kinds and each perpendicular to a vertical plane of symmetry.
In crystals of this division of the hexagonal system the principal axis is a hexad axis of symmetry.
Here there is a plane of symmetry perpendicular to the hexad axis; there is also a centre of symmetry.
- a group or series of six
- the number or sum of six
C17: from Greek hexas, from hex six
- A group or series of six.
- An element or radical having a valence of six.