hexagon

[hek-suh-gon, -guhn]
noun
a polygon having six angles and six sides.

Origin:
1560–70; < Greek hexágōnon. See hexa-, -gon

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hexagon (ˈhɛksəɡən)
 
n
a polygon having six sides

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hexagon
1570, from L. hexagonum, from Gk. hexagonon, from hex "six" + gonia "angle" (see knee).
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hexagon   (hěk'sə-gŏn')  Pronunciation Key 
A polygon having six sides.
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hexagon definition


A polygon having six sides.

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Example sentences
In the periodic spiral, one hexagon equals one element.
The coherence of the country is commonly defined even by its shape, the hexagon.
The mirror, a perfect hexagon of gunmetal gray, stands vertically on a low
  platform.
The previous owner put the original tower up in the shape of a hexagon.
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