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hexagon
American English: /ˈhɛksəˌɡɑn/
British English: /ˈhɛksəɡ(ə)n/

Translation of hexagon in Spanish:

noun

  • 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.

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