a six-pointed starlike figure formed of two equilateral triangles placed concentrically with each side of a triangle parallel to a side of the other and on opposite sides of the center.
Geometry. a figure of six lines.
Origin of hexagram
Related formshex·a·gram·moid, adjective, noun
First recorded in 1860–65;
see origin at hexa-
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Examples from the Web for hexagram
Historical Examples of hexagram
The inner circle depicts a triple Tau, with a hexagram where the bases join, and beneath is the Ace of Cups.
The hexagram at ten years old would be a hundred times less unlikely.
The celebrated theorem, "Pascal's hexagram," makes all the rest come very easy.
That is, by the time Pascal was nineteen, the hexagram was circulating under a name derived from the author.
Paracelsus ascribes a similar, though a lesser degree of virtue to the hexagram.
British Dictionary definitions for hexagram
Derived Formshexagrammoid, adjective, noun
a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of a regular hexagon to meet at six points
a group of six broken or unbroken lines which may be combined into 64 different patterns, as used in the I Ching
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Word Origin and History for hexagram
1863 as a type of geometric figure, from hexa- + -gram. I Ching sense attested from 1882.
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