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hexagon

[hek-suh-gon, -guh n] /ˈhɛk səˌgɒn, -gən/
noun
1.
a polygon having six angles and six sides.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Greek hexágōnon. See hexa-, -gon
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British Dictionary definitions for hexagons'

hexagon

/ˈhɛksəɡən/
noun
1.
a polygon having six sides
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Word Origin and History for hexagons'

hexagon

n.

1560s, from Latin hexagonum, from Greek hexagonon, from hex "six" (see hexa-) + gonia "angle" (see knee (n.)).

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hexagon
  (hěk'sə-gŏn')   
A polygon having six sides.
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hexagons' in Culture

hexagon definition


A polygon having six sides.

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