orthohexagonal axes

plural noun
or·​tho·​hexagonal axes | \ ¦ȯ(r)(ˌ)thō+...- \

Definition of orthohexagonal axes

: a set of orthogonal axes with a fixed ratio (1: √͞ 3) between two of them used occasionally in descriptions of and in calculations for hexagonal or trigonal crystals

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History and Etymology for orthohexagonal axes

orthohexagonal from orth- + hexagonal

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“Orthohexagonal axes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthohexagonal%20axes. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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