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Of, relating to, or based on the number 60. The division of an hour into 60 minutes and of a minute into 60 seconds is due to the hexagesimal numeration used by the Babylonians.


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  • Hexagon

    [hek-suh-gon, -guh n] /ˈhɛk səˌgɒn, -gən/ noun 1. a polygon having six angles and six sides. /ˈhɛksəɡən/ noun 1. a polygon having six sides n. 1560s, from Latin hexagonum, from Greek hexagonon, from hex “six” (see hexa-) + gonia “angle” (see knee (n.)). hexagon (hěk’sə-gŏn’) A polygon having six sides. A polygon having six sides.

  • Hexagonal

    [hek-sag-uh-nl] /hɛkˈsæg ə nl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or having the form of a . 2. having a as a base or cross section: a hexagonal prism. 3. divided into , as a surface. 4. Crystallography. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which three equal axes intersect at angles of 60° […]

  • Hexagram

    [hek-suh-gram] /ˈhɛk səˌgræm/ noun 1. a six-pointed starlike figure formed of two equilateral triangles placed concentrically with each side of a triangle parallel to a side of the other and on opposite sides of the center. 2. Geometry. a figure of six lines. /ˈhɛksəˌɡræm/ noun 1. a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of […]

  • Hexahemeron

    [hek-suh-hem-uh-ron] /ˌhɛk səˈhɛm əˌrɒn/ noun 1. .

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