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hexagon

[hek-suh-gon, -guh n]
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noun
  1. a polygon having six angles and six sides.
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Origin of hexagon

From the Greek word hexágōnon, dating back to 1560–70. See hexa-, -gon
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Related Words for hexagon

semester, hexad, sextet, hexagram, hexagon, sextuplet, hexahedron

Examples from the Web for hexagon

Contemporary Examples of hexagon

Historical Examples of hexagon

  • To file a hexagon, or six-sided nut will be a good test with a file.

  • For a hexagon head we have the processes, Figures 170 and 171.

  • Of these three geometrical figures, the hexagon most completely unites.

    The Book of Sports:

    William Martin

  • Of the three figures, the hexagon is the most proper for convenience and strength.

    Animal Intelligence

    George J. Romanes

  • Why, in the infinity of polygons, has the instinct of these insects only chosen one hexagon?

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams


British Dictionary definitions for hexagon

hexagon

noun
  1. a polygon having six sides
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Word Origin and History for hexagon

n.

1560s, from Latin hexagonum, from Greek hexagonon, from hex "six" (see hexa-) + gonia "angle" (see knee (n.)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

hexagon in Science

hexagon

[hĕksə-gŏn′]
  1. A polygon having six sides.
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The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

hexagon in Culture

hexagon

A polygon having six sides.

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The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.