divided into hexagons, as a surface.
Crystallography. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which three equal axes intersect at angles of 60° on one plane, and the fourth axis, of a different length, intersects them perpendicularly.
- hex·ag·o·nal·ly, adverb
- pseu·do·hex·ag·o·nal, adjective
- pseu·do·hex·ag·o·nal·ly, adverb
- sub·hex·ag·o·nal, adjective
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How to use hexagonal in a sentence
These weights are coated in neoprene for durability, safety, and a non-slip grip, plus their hexagonal shape prevents rolling.Bring the fun into your home with the best home workout equipment | Alexandra Berry | August 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
In a test of the biotech company Oxitec’s GM male mosquitoes for pest control, these Aedes aegypti started growing from tiny eggs set out in toaster-sized, hexagonal boxes on suburban private properties in late April.The U.S.’s first open-air genetically modified mosquitoes have taken flight | Susan Milius | May 14, 2021 | Science News
These molecules, called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, consist of several linked hexagonal rings of carbon with hydrogen atoms at the edges.Carbon-ring molecules tied to life were found in space for the first time | Lisa Grossman | March 22, 2021 | Science News
This choice made splitting the hexagonal grid into triangular grids cleaner mathematically.
They treated graphene’s hexagonal lattice as two sublattices of triangles.
Cystin crystals are colorless, highly refractive, rather thick, hexagonal plates with well-defined edges.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Common camphor forms a translucent mass of hexagonal prisms, melting at 175 and boiling at 204.
A rule very commonly used in making drawings of hexagonal nuts is to make the diameter D, across the angles equal to 2d.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design | David Allan Low
The upper part of the stud is screwed, and carries the guard D and an hexagonal nut E. F is the india-rubber.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design | David Allan Low
In shape it is hexagonal, with shafts at the angles rising into an enriched cornice.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
British Dictionary definitions for hexagonal
having six sides and six angles
of or relating to a hexagon
crystallog relating or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three equal coplanar axes inclined at 60° to each other and a fourth longer or shorter axis at right angles to their plane: See also trigonal
- hexagonally, adverb
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Scientific definitions for hexagonal
Having six sides.
Relating to a crystal having three axes of equal length intersecting at angles of 60° in one plane, and a fourth axis of a different length that is perpendicular to this plane. The mineral calcite has hexagonal crystals. See illustration at crystal.
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