hexagon

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noun hexa·gon \ˈhek-sə-ˌgän\

Definition of hexagon

  1. :  a polygon of six angles and six sides

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

hexagon

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noun hexa·gon \ˈhek-sə-ˌgän\

Definition of hexagon for English Language Learners

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


HEXAGON Defined for Kids

hexagon

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noun hexa·gon \ˈhek-sə-ˌgän\

Definition of hexagon for Students

  1. :  a closed geometric figure having six angles and six sides

hexagonal

\hek-ˈsag-ən-l\ adjective

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