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

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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 To the left of the 17th green at Augusta National Golf Club is the Record Fountain, a hexagonal stone edifice that has drinking faucets and plaques commemorating record scores and the annual winners. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "A primer for the 2021 Masters: Fast greens, a 47-year-old contender and baby bumps," 7 Apr. 2021 Also consider something that mimics hexagonal fractal patterns found in nature like Renwil’s wall art or take a literal approach with actual greenery and vertical gardens. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "What is Biophilic Design? This Nature-Based Interiors Trend Promises Wellness," 18 Mar. 2021 At these temperatures, the points of the hexagon grow into branches, which spawn other branches and smaller hexagonal plates. Kenneth Chang, Star Tribune, "Snowflakes as you've never seen them before," 25 Mar. 2021 There are six large hexagonal Gothic pendant light fixtures lining the aisle, plus ten smaller pendants hanging over the pews and ten more small cast-iron light fixtures (and one especially swirly chandelier) in the altar area. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "This Maximalist East Village Church Is for Sale," 24 Mar. 2021 The hexagonal frame means users raised the bar around them, instead of in front like a barbell. Anthony Marcusa, chicagotribune.com, "The best hex bar," 22 Mar. 2021 The branches then spawn other branches and smaller hexagonal plates. New York Times, "Snowflakes as You’ve Never Seen Them Before," 10 Mar. 2021 The shower surround is a subway tile that looks like Carrara marble, the hexagonal tile flooring is porcelain, and the single-vanity is topped with Corian. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Home of the Week: An architect’s reimagined ranch in Reading," 5 Mar. 2021 The sequence does culminate in a series of hexagonal boxes, each showing a still from a scene from the show. Calum Marsh, Vulture, "How WandaVision’s Pitch-Perfect Title Sequences Channeled TV’s Past," 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of hexagonal

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Apr 2021

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“Hexagonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexagonal. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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