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 .
A polygon having six sides.
- 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.
- The octahedral formula discussed by Julius Thomsen (Ber., 1886, 19, p. 2 944) consists of the six carbon atoms placed at the corners of a regular octahedron, and connected together by the full lines as shown in (I); a plane projection gives a hexagon with diagonals (II).
- Consider, for example, a frame whose sides form the six sides of a hexagon ABCDEF and the three diagonals AD, BE, CF; and suppose that it is required to find the stress in CF due to a given system of extraneous forces in equilibrium, acting on the joints.