1Of or pertaining to a hexagon.
- There are over a dozen pen-and-wash studies of figures in oval or hexagonal frames.
- Over the banister, visitors saw the top of an elegant structure, narrow at the base, with an inner hexagonal column.
- Double-panelled doors lead to a hexagonal dining room.
1.2Designating or pertaining to a crystal system in which three coplanar axes of equal length are separated by 60° and a fourth axis of a different length is at right angles to these.
- Pure phase zirconium exists in a hexagonal close-packed crystal structure.
- The inner core is pure iron in a hexagonal close-packed crystalline form.
- These quartz crystals from Cumberland appear to possess normal hexagonal symmetry.
- Example sentences
- The carbon atoms arranged themselves as layered sheets of hexagonally bonded atoms.
- As the protein concentration is increased further, there is a sharp transition from a disordered fluid to a hexagonally ordered crystal.
- Thicker hexagonally shaped ice crystals indicate a higher concentration of ice-growth inhibitors.
Words that rhyme with hexagonaldiagonal, heptagonal, octagonal, tetragonal
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