Origin of hexagonClassical Latin hexagonum from Classical Greek hexag?non, hexagon, neuter of hexag?nos, six-cornered from hex, six + g?nia, a corner, angle: see knee
This stop sign is a hexagon.
The definition of a hexagon is a figure with six sides.
A stop sign with six sides is an example of a hexagon.
A polygon with six sides and six angles.
Origin of hexagonLatin hexagōnum from Greek hexagōnos having six angles hexa- hexa- -gōnos angled ; see -gon .
- This is fulfilled when the opposite sides of the hexagon are parallel, and (as a still more special case) when the hexagon is regular.
- The town cross is a fine structure standing upon a huge hexagon, surmounted by a stone pillar 12 ft.
- The ringed structure of benzene, C 6 H 61 was first suggested in 1865 by August Kekule, who represented the molecule by six CH groups placed at the six angles of a regular hexagon, the sides of which denoted the valencies saturated by adjacent carbon atoms, the fourth valencies of each carbon atom being represented as saturated along alternate sides.
- Desargues has a special claim to fame on account of his beautiful theorem on the involution of a quadrangle inscribed in a conic. Pascal discovered a striking property of a hexagon inscribed in a conic (the hexagrammum mysticum); from this theorem Pascal is said to have deduced over 400 corollaries, including most of the results obtained by earlier geometers.
- He numbers the carbon atoms placed at the corners of a hexagon from i to 6, and each side in the same order, so that the carbon atoms i and 2 are connected by the side 1, atoms 2 and 3 by the side 2, and so on.