Definition of hexagon
: a polygon of six angles and six sides
Recent Examples of hexagon from the Web
Keller won with a design that features a pattern of hexagons along with tools including a 3-D printer, a drawing tablet and a robot arm.
Made of a soft, thin material, the Under Armour sleepwear contains bioceramic particles — tiny hexagon shapes are visible on the interior fabric — to absorb infrared waves, reflecting the far infrared energy back to the skin.
The hexagon circles Saturn at 77 degrees north and is wider than two Earths.
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Origin and Etymology of hexagon
Greek hexagōnon, neuter of hexagōnos hexagonal, from hexa- + gōnia angle — more at -gon
First Known Use: 1570
HEXAGON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hexagon for English Language Learners
mathematics : a flat shape that has six angles and six sides
HEXAGON Defined for Kids
Definition of hexagon for Students
: a closed geometric figure having six angles and six sides
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