from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A polygon having six sides.
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- n. A polygon with six sides and six angles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plane figure of six angles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In geometry, a figure of six sides and six angles. If it be plane and the sides and angles are equal, it is a regular hexagon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a six-sided polygon
You can see why the author chose a hexagonal grid for this encryption scheme: the hexagon is the most-sided polygon that yields a regular tessellation of the plane.
The hexagon is nearly 15,000 miles (25,000 kilometers) across.
Also, CNN will be using something called "Crimson Hexagon technology," which is critical, because the hexagon is the most sci-fi of all the polygons.
Of the three figures, the hexagon is the most proper for convenience and strength.
The hexagon is a six-sided figure which, if inscribed in a circle, will have each of its sides equal to the radius of that circle (Fig. 206).
(For those of you wondering, a hexagon is the one with six sides.)
In the center of the hexagon is a market called Mercado 28.
At the bottom of the hexagon is the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, in the constellation of Canis Major, the great dog.
The mysterious 'hexagon' occurs at the planet's chilly North Pole and, as we reported in 2008, has been shown to extend deep into Saturn's atmosphere with a 'hotspot' at its core.
Anholt has designed a country brand 'hexagon' of six areas on which a country is measured - exports, governance, culture, people, tourism and immigration / investment.