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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Examples of hexagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tegel’s hexagon-shaped terminal was completed in the 1970s when Berlin was an island in a sea of communism. Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg.com, "Berlin’s Cold War-Era Tegel Airport to Close Next Month," 24 May 2020 When the information is stripped of personal identifiers, the hexagon is blue. Flavie Halais, Wired, "Is Your Data Being Collected? These Signs Will Tell You Where," 4 Mar. 2020 Different sets of grid cells form different grids: grids with larger or smaller hexagons, grids oriented in other directions, grids offset from one another. Quanta Magazine, "The Brain Maps Out Ideas and Memories Like Spaces," 14 Jan. 2019 Using a sliding table saw, the sheets are cut into squares, hexagons and other shapes. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "At the Brooklyn Navy Yard It’s Full Steam Ahead," 12 Mar. 2020 The six carbons of benzene are joined in a ring, having the planar geometry of a regular hexagon in which all of the C—C bond distances are equal. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Wait, How the Hell Does This Molecule Exist in 126 Dimensions?!," 9 Mar. 2020 Yet another hexagon conveys information about the entity that’s collecting data. Flavie Halais, Wired, "Is Your Data Being Collected? These Signs Will Tell You Where," 4 Mar. 2020 There, an all-black subway-tiled shower packs a punch, while white hexagon flooring gives a little homage back to the rest of the master suite. Nena Farrell, Sunset Magazine, "A Moody Palette and Black Marble Touches Give This Vintage Victorian New Life," 3 Mar. 2020 To honor Rita, Downey conscripted volunteers to finish the 100 hexagons. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A football therapy dog, a crafty labor of love and some really cool action figures," 26 Oct. 2019

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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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“Hexagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexagon. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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How to pronounce hexagon (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hexagon

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


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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