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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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 The Keck Telescopes in Hawaii pushed the boundary by constructing a 10-meter mirror made of many smaller hexagonal mirrors arranged together. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Building the world’s highest-resolution telescope," 9 July 2018 The hexagonal central piece and the expansion leaves pop up out of the table once there's enough space to accommodate them. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Ingenious Table Expands When You Turn It," 5 July 2018 At the top of the structure, three LED lights fill the hexagonal holes and light up like a lamp when skin touches the outside of the concrete. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Smart concrete wall reacts to human touch," 2 July 2018 Six teams — Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the U.S. — have already qualified for the tournament by virtue of reaching the final, hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying in 2016. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Banc of California Stadium will stage Gold Cup soccer matches next summer," 14 May 2018 There are many versions of this on the market, but we’re taken with CB2’s masculine refresh: a hexagonal base made of shesham wood and a leather top. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "11 Double-Duty Furniture Pieces for Small Spaces," 22 Jan. 2018 The structure has been variously described as a rockabilly coif and an aluminum corset (thanks to its skin of 16,000 hexagonal reflective aluminum tiles). Mary Kaye Schilling, Town & Country, "Discovering the Culture of Mexico City," 18 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of hexagonal

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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