# hexagon

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hexagon

## hex·a·gon

(hĕk′sə-gŏn′)
n.
A polygon with six sides and six angles.

[Latin hexagōnum, from Greek hexagōnos, having six angles : hexa-, hexa- + -gōnos, angled; see -gon.]

## hexagon

(ˈhɛksəɡən)
n
(Mathematics) a polygon having six sides

## hex•a•gon

(ˈhɛk səˌgɒn, -gən)

n.
a polygon having six angles and six sides.
[1560–70; < Greek hexágōnon. See hexa-, -gon]
hexagon

## hex·a·gon

(hĕk′sə-gŏn′)
A polygon having six sides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 hexagon - a six-sided polygon      polygon, polygonal shape - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sidesregular hexagon - a hexagon with six sides of equal length
Translations
شَكْل سُداسي
šestiúhelník
heksagonsekskant
kuusikulmio
hatszög
sexhyrningur

šešiakampis
sešstūris
šesťuholník
hexagonsexhörning
altıgen

[ˈheksəgən] N

[ˈhɛksəgən] n

## hexagon

nSechseck nt, → Hexagon nt

## hexagon

[ˈhɛksəgən] nesagono

## hexagon

(ˈheksəgən) noun
a six-sided figure.
References in classic literature ?
le Vicomte de Chagny and I were imprisoned was a regular hexagon, lined entirely with mirrors.
If our friend comes closer to us we see his line becomes larger; if he leaves us it becomes smaller: but still he looks like a straight line; be he a Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, Circle, what you will -- a straight Line he looks and nothing else.
Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows -- only hard and with luminous edges -- and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen.
Instead of making use of the square or rectangle, as has been done to this time, you will suppose your place inclosed in a regular hexagon, this polygon having the advantage of offering more angles than the quadrilateral one.
The day being the sixth of April, the Durbeyfield waggon met many other waggons with families on the summit of the load, which was built on a wellnigh unvarying principle, as peculiar, probably, to the rural labourer as the hexagon to the bee.
We have further to suppose, but this is no difficulty, that after hexagonal prisms have been formed by the intersection of adjoining spheres in the same layer, she can prolong the hexagon to any length requisite to hold the stock of honey; in the same way as the rude humble-bee adds cylinders of wax to the circular mouths of her old cocoons.
It is even conceivable that an insect might, by fixing on a point at which to commence a cell, and then moving outside, first to one point, and then to five other points, at the proper relative distances from the central point and from each other, strike the planes of intersection, and so make an isolated hexagon: but I am not aware that any such case has been observed; nor would any good be derived from a single hexagon being built, as in its construction more materials would be required than for a cylinder.
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