hexad

hexad

[hek-sad]
noun
1.
the number six.
2.
a group or series of six.

Origin:
1650–60; < Late Latin hexad- (stem of hexas) < Greek hexad- (stem of hexás) unit of six, equivalent to héx six + -ad- -ad1

hexadic, adjective
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hexad (ˈhɛksæd)
 
n
1.  a group or series of six
2.  the number or sum of six
 
[C17: from Greek hexas, from hex six]
 
hex'adic
 
adj

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hexad hex·ad (hěk'sād')
n.

  1. A group or series of six.

  2. An element or radical having a valence of six.

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