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hexagonal

[hek-sag-uh-nl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or having the form of a hexagon.
2.
having a hexagon as a base or cross section: a hexagonal prism.
3.
divided into hexagons, as a surface.
4.
Crystallography. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which three equal axes intersect at angles of 60° on one plane, and the fourth axis, of a different length, intersects them perpendicularly.

Origin:
1565–75; hexagon + -al1

hexagonally, adverb
pseudohexagonal, adjective
pseudohexagonally, adverb
subhexagonal, adjective
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hexagonal (hɛkˈsæɡənəl)
 
adj
1.  having six sides and six angles
2.  of or relating to a hexagon
3.  crystallog See also trigonal relating or belonging to the crystal system characterized by three equal coplanar axes inclined at 60° to each other and a fourth longer or shorter axis at right angles to their plane
 
hex'agonally
 
adv

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hexagonal   (hěk-sāg'ə-nəl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Having six sides.

  2. Relating to a crystal having three axes of equal length intersecting at angles of 60° in one plane, and a fourth axis of a different length that is perpendicular to this plane. The mineral calcite has hexagonal crystals. See illustration at crystal.


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