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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One of the most interesting interior aspects is what's inlaid in the hexagon tile floor. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "New Buddy's Pizza in Plymouth comes with a slight twist," 9 July 2019 In the case of graphene, the natural orientation of the six-carbon hexagons in the single-layer sheets is mimicked and amplified to far larger scales by the moiré effect. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: Magic Moiré in Twisted Graphene," 26 July 2019 The house was stuck in 1995 with builder-grade standard features, from tiny track lights and a hexagon island to Palladian windows and layers of sponge paint. Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "Now This Is How You Update a '90s, Cookie-Cutter House," 14 May 2019 The wasp nest held a score or more wriggling, creamy white, worm-like larvae, each sequestered beneath the papery caps covering most of the of nest’s hexagon cylinders. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Sunfishing in the summer leaves a lasting impression," 6 July 2019 Also notable is France’s hexagon-speckled away uniform, complete with matching socks. Siobhan Morrin, Time, "5 Big Stories to Watch in the Women's World Cup," 5 June 2019 Master bath: Wall tile, Carrara Field Tile; Floor tile, Savoy hexagon—Ann Sacks (R,T); annsacks.com. House Beautiful, "June 2011 Issue Product Guide," 2 Jan. 2011 The north pole hexagon, which has been active at least since the Voyager flybys of Saturn almost 40 years ago, shifted from a bright blue in June 2013 to a faded tan, similar to the rest of Saturn's clouds, in April 2017. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Farewell to the Greatest Space Mission of Our Time," 11 Sep. 2017 When humidity is low, snow crystals form simple shapes like hexagon blocks, while if humidity levels are high, more complex shapes like branches are formed. Discover Magazine, "The Great Snow of Beaver Creek," 3 Oct. 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 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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