hexagonal

adjective
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 hexagonally (audio) \ adverb

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Collectively termed metal dichalcogenides, these materials form single-molecule sheets with a hexagonal arrangement of atoms similar to graphene. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers make RAM from a phase change we don’t entirely understand," 18 Dec. 2018 The Griffin featured at AUSA also has a blocky, hexagonal camouflage system designed to reduce the vehicle’s acoustic and thermal signatures. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "One of These 3 Tanks Will Replace the U.S. Army’s M2 Bradley," 10 Oct. 2018 The back of the Nokia 9 sports a unique penta-lens array of cameras, plus a sensor and a flash, arranged in a neat hexagonal pattern. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: All of the cameras and none of the gimmicks," 24 Feb. 2019 That ice in your soda is technically known as ice-I in which water molecules are arranged in a hexagonal shape. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Find Diamond Full of an Alien Form of Ice," 9 Mar. 2018 Such impurities don’t fit in the regular hexagonal structure of ice that forms as water freezes. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "The Slick Science of Making Olympic Snow and Ice," 1 Feb. 2018 The best sit-down-and-check-Instagram spot is right by the bathrooms, where Johnston Marklee have installed their reinterpretation of the hexagonal velvet ottoman from the Menil House. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "A museum grows in Houston," 1 Nov. 2018 Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms, all arranged in a hexagonal pattern. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Salt-infused graphene creates an infrared cloaking device," 3 Aug. 2018 The Snow Ball is a white, hexagonal cat pod that looks like a little igloo, with a soft velvet shell, fluffy fur trim and white-on-white snowflake lining. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Best pet gifts for your four-legged friends," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of hexagonal

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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