hexa·gon | \ˈhek-sə-ˌgän \

Definition of hexagon 

: a polygon of six angles and six sides

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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 The floors are polished concrete with bits of the hotel's original hexagon tile floors peeking through. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "No vacancy: This historic downtown KC hotel has 'micro' apartments for $525 a month," 14 June 2018 Scrawled upon a handwritten map is a curious symbol of interlocking hexagons. refinery29.com, "How This New Character Could Be Westworld Royalty," 7 May 2018 The third image, however, revealed a pattern nobody had ever reported seeing: Dark gray lines swirling into the center of closely packed hexagons with smaller, black hexagonal dots studded across them. Angus Chen, Scientific American, "Core Strength: Extreme “Close Ups” May Help Explain Why Our Bones Are So Strong," 3 May 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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English Language Learners Definition of hexagon

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


hexa·gon | \ˈhek-sə-ˌgän \

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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