hexagram

hexagram

[hek-suh-gram]
noun
1.
a six-pointed starlike figure formed of two equilateral triangles placed concentrically with each side of a triangle parallel to a side of the other and on opposite sides of the center.
2.
Geometry. a figure of six lines.

Origin:
1860–65; see hexa-, -gram1

hexagrammoid, adjective, noun
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hexagram (ˈhɛksəˌɡræm)
 
n
1.  a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of a regular hexagon to meet at six points
2.  a group of six broken or unbroken lines which may be combined into 64 different patterns, as used in the I Ching
 
hexa'grammoid
 
adj, —n

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