Definition of hexagonal
1 : having six angles and six sides
2 : having a hexagon as section or base
3 : relating to or being a crystal system characterized by three equal lateral axes intersecting at angles of 60 degrees and a vertical axis of variable length at right angles
hexagonallyplay \hek-ˈsa-gə-nəl-ē\ adverb
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The hotel logo riffs on the hexagonal design of the old-school NOPSI manhole covers.
A swath of hexagonal tiles wraps around a wood-burning stove, and a band of graphic tiles adds a pop of energy to the tiny kitchen.
It's made of 18 smaller hexagonal mirrors arranged in a honeycomb configuration.
Strange houses, buildings designed around hexagonal units and arranged on the diagonal.
Rather than use a single concave mirror, Mr. Nelson, along with the physicist Terry Mast and the engineer George Gabor, proposed using 36 smaller hexagonal mirrors, arranged in a honeycomb-like pattern, to make one large one.
Cowley told EarthSky: Most ice halos around the sun or moon are made by plate- or column-like hexagonal crystals.
The front is defined by Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille featuring modern lighting signatures, with available HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and unique vertical LED daytime running lights, firsts for Elantra.
Planetary scientists had wondered whether Jupiter would have a giant hexagonal pattern like that spotted on Saturn by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
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