Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group or series of six.

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  • n. A group of six.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An atom whose valence is six, and which can be theoretically combined with, substituted for, or replaced by, six monad atoms or radicals. Also used as an adjective.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hexagon.
  • Having a combining power equivalent to six times that of hydrogen. Same as hexavalent and sexivalent.
  • n. The sum of six units; the number six; also, a series of six numbers.
  • n. In chem., an element the atoms of which have six times the saturating power or equivalence of the hydrogen atom, as sulphur in certain conditions.
  • n. Also spelled hexade.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

Etymologies

Late Latin hexas, hexad-, the number six, from Greek, from hex, six; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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