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hexagonal

Syllabification: hex·ag·o·nal
Pronunciation: /hekˈsagənəl
 
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Definition of hexagonal in English:

adjective

1Of or pertaining to a hexagon.
Example sentences
  • After ripping out red linoleum, they finished the room with black-and-white hexagonal floor tile.
  • The most distinctive item in the collection is the hexagonal vase.
  • The floor was laid with tiny hexagonal tiles.
1.1(Of a solid) having a section that is a hexagon; constructed on a base that is a hexagon.
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.
Example sentences
  • Cystine crystals are clear, colorless hexagonal plates, often appearing in layers.
  • We applied a swelling method to help determine the relative phases of the diffraction peaks along the crystal axis perpendicular to the hexagonal base.
  • These quartz crystals from Cumberland appear to possess normal hexagonal symmetry.
1.3(Of a mineral) crystallizing in a hexagonal system.

Derivatives

hexagonally

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Pronunciation: /hekˈsagənəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Structurally, graphite consists of sheets of carbon atoms linked hexagonally like chicken wire.
  • Osmium is heavy, metallic, and has hexagonally organized atoms.
  • Thicker hexagonally shaped ice crystals indicate a higher concentration of ice-growth inhibitors.

Words that rhyme with hexagonal

diagonal, heptagonal, octagonal, tetragonal

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