Hessian meaning

hĕshən
A coarse cloth used for bags.
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A German mercenary in the British army in America during the Revolutionary War.
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(historical) A mercenary soldier, especially a German one who fought with the British in the American Revolutionary War.
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A native or inhabitant of Hesse.
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(mathematics) Hessian matrix.
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Of Hesse or its people.
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A person born or living in Hesse.
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Any of the Hessian mercenaries who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War.
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Of, from or relating to Hesse in Germany.
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Of or relating to the German mathematician Otto Hesse (1811–1874).

Hessian line; Hessian point; Hessian matrix.

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A native or inhabitant of Hesse.
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A boot with a low heel and semi-pointed toe, which became popular, initially among the military, in the 18th century.
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(chiefly UK) Burlap, jute.
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Of or relating to Hesse or its inhabitants.
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A mercenary soldier.
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Origin of hessian

  • Hesse + -ian

    From Wiktionary