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hex·a·gram

 (hĕk′sə-grăm′)
n.
1. A six-pointed star formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon into equilateral triangles.
2. A figure of six lines or sides.

hexagram

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

hex•a•gram

(ˈhɛk səˌgræm)

n.
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.
[1860–65]

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A six-pointed star, also known as the Star of David, used in magic (especially black magic), representing the balance between masculine and feminine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hexagram - a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangleshexagram - a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles
Magen David, Mogen David, Shield of David, Solomon's seal, Star of David - a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
star - a plane figure with 5 or more points; often used as an emblem
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hexagram

[ˈheksəˌgræm] Nhexagrama m
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