hexagonal

adjective
hex·​ag·​o·​nal | \ hek-ˈsa-gə-nᵊl \

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 \ adverb

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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 The throw pillows go for $49, while stunners like the hexagonal pouf and the slipper chair go for $249 and $299, respectively. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Get Ready To Obsess Over Christene Barberich's New Home Collection With The Inside," 18 Oct. 2018 Wasp nests tend to look papery and either like large upside-down cones or with open hexagonal sections, like beehives. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Tips to Prevent Bee and Wasp Stings When Exploring the Great Outdoors," 10 Oct. 2018 Although designed in Geneva, the watches are manufactured and shipped worldwide from the Netherlands in hexagonal tubes made from recycled cardboard in an effort to further lessen the environmental impact. Adam Tschorn, latimes.com, "A tale of two timepieces: Rolex ropes the rose-gold rainbow, Baume gets earth-friendly with new watch," 7 June 2018 Does the food outshine a generalized lack of ambiance inside, where hexagonal fluorescent lights yield more corporate cafeteria than festive rooftop vibe? Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The food doesn't yet live up to the Perch's pretty promise of a view," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of hexagonal

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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