hexagon

noun
hexa·​gon | \ ˈhek-sə-ˌgän How to pronounce hexagon (audio) \

Definition of hexagon

: a polygon of six angles and six sides

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Master bath: Wall tile, Carrara Field Tile; Floor tile, Savoy hexagon—Ann Sacks (R,T); annsacks.com. House Beautiful, "June 2011 Issue Product Guide," 2 Jan. 2011 The north pole hexagon, which has been active at least since the Voyager flybys of Saturn almost 40 years ago, shifted from a bright blue in June 2013 to a faded tan, similar to the rest of Saturn's clouds, in April 2017. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Farewell to the Greatest Space Mission of Our Time," 11 Sep. 2017 When humidity is low, snow crystals form simple shapes like hexagon blocks, while if humidity levels are high, more complex shapes like branches are formed. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 2018 Sides denote privilege, with hexagons trumping pentagons, for instance. John J. Miller, WSJ, "A Multidimensional Religious Story," 8 June 2018 Overall, Saturn's atmosphere seems fairly static over time—even the surprising hexagon-shaped jet stream over the north pole has changed little, Cassini showed, since Voyager first sighted it. Carolyn Porco, Scientific American, "Cassini at Saturn: A Retrospective," 1 Oct. 2017 The show traces the street's history back to Augustus Woodward, the first judge of the Michigan territory, who arrived in 1805 and devised an interlocking hexagon plan of pathways for downtown Detroit. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's Woodward Ave. chosen as one of 10 streets that changed America," 6 July 2018 We were excited to find that LOWE'S had a slate hexagon tile available. Sara Tardiff, ELLE Decor, "AphroChic Creates An Outdoor Gathering Space For South Bronx's Fashion Crowd," 31 May 2017 And though the metals are a mix of chrome and brass, all of the tiles are white marble, from the subway pattern on the walls to the small hexagons on the floor, as is the vanity. Catherine Romano, WSJ, "Uncluttered Doesn’t Mean Empty: Lessons From a Décor Pro," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of hexagon

1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hexagon

Greek hexagōnon, neuter of hexagōnos hexagonal, from hexa- + gōnia angle — more at -gon

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hexagon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hexagon

mathematics : a flat shape that has six angles and six sides

hexagon

noun
hexa·​gon | \ ˈhek-sə-ˌgän How to pronounce hexagon (audio) \

Kids Definition of hexagon

: a closed geometric figure having six angles and six sides

Other Words from hexagon

hexagonal \ hek-​ˈsag-​ən-​l \ adjective

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