hex·​ag·​o·​nal | \ hek-ˈsa-gə-nᵊl How to pronounce hexagonal (audio) \

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

Other Words from hexagonal

hexagonally \ hek-​ˈsa-​gə-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce hexagonal (audio) \ adverb

Examples of hexagonal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There aren't any photos of the cabin, but Ferrari says the seats and much of the trim is black Alcantara, and the hexagonal motif from the exterior continues inside. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 5 May 2022 Each hexagonal panel is made up of 19 LEDs, with each one able to be set to one of 16 million colors and 71 dynamic effects, including adjustable brightness levels and changeover speed that can be set using the Cololight smartphone. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The two-story, five-bed, three-bath house features open living spaces, a hexagonal dining room and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace within its 3,300 square feet. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 28 Apr. 2022 The hexagonal lights are similar to a competing product from Nanoleaf. Dalvin Brown, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2022 Each element consists of a hexagonal shell of magnesium alloy filled with a fire mixture whose main ingredients are gasoline, isopropyl nitrate and rubber. David Hambling, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 Canada will finish atop the Concacaf octagonal unbeaten with a 8-0-6 record (29 points), becoming just the second nation since the hexagonal era began in 1998 to matriculate through Concacaf World Cup Qualifying without a loss (Mexico, 1998). Drake Hills, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 The walls themselves are sheathed in a network of interlocking hexagonal panels made of lightweight GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete), each with a single rectangular opening in the center. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 Covered in hexagonal panels with rectangular windows that glow at night, and perforated with giant voids that bring light and air into its interior, the new structure seems not just from another era, but another planet. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hexagonal

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2022

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“Hexagonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexagonal. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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