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[hek-suh-gram] /ˈhɛk səˌgræm/

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.
Geometry. a figure of six lines.
a star-shaped figure formed by extending the sides of a regular hexagon to meet at six points
a group of six broken or unbroken lines which may be combined into 64 different patterns, as used in the I Ching

1863 as a type of geometric figure, from hexa- + -gram. I Ching sense attested from 1882.


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