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

Definition of hexagon

: a polygon of six angles and six sides

Examples of hexagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hardware itself is also cheaper and simpler than a typical planetary science mission—Nova-C is a slender five-footed hexagon about the size of a British telephone booth. Rebecca Boyle, Scientific American, 28 July 2022 Each hexagon was about 4 inches thick, about 55 inches in diameter and weighed hundreds of pounds when it was sent to a company in Alabama to be machined. Sean Mcdonnell, cleveland, 15 July 2022 As well as illuminating a work area with solid light, the Cololight hexagon lights also have built-in microphones that pick up audio and then create a light show that keeps time with the music being played. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Also built to Puckett's specifications were a gazebo in the backyard that overlooks a pond and a hexagon-shaped exercise and training room in the basement. Nancy Ngo, Star Tribune, 24 May 2021 Each hexagon represents the number of stocks that performed in this range during a multiday period. Akane Otani, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2021 The researchers now used a similar but larger hexagon of prisms placed in a fish tank. Philip Ball, Scientific American, 11 June 2013 There is also a sun room — three sides of windows with a glass roof that a hexagon. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 28 Nov. 2020 So in a mosaic of hexagonal bath tiles, for example, each cell is a hexagon, which has six vertices. Quanta Magazine, 19 Nov. 2020 See More

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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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The first known use of hexagon was in 1570

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10 Aug 2022

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“Hexagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexagon. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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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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