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hexagon

Line breaks: hexa|gon
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛksəɡ(ə)n
 
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Definition of hexagon in English:

noun

A plane figure with six straight sides and angles.
Example sentences
  • The design radiates symmetrically from a central point and is constructed from a pattern of circles, equilateral triangles, squares, hexagons and/or six-pointed stars.
  • For example, 10 carbon atoms can be arranged into two conjoined hexagons, each hexagon sharing two carbon atoms with the other.
  • Carbon atoms are linked into hexagons, and the hexagonal pattern makes up the walls of a cylinder only nanometers wide.

Origin

late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek hexagōnon, neuter (used as a noun) of hexagōnos 'six-angled'.

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