Hexagonal system
Hexagonal Hex*ag"o*nal, a. [Cf. F. hexagonal.] Having six sides and six angles; six-sided. [1913 Webster]

{Hexagonal system}. (Crystal.) See under {Crystallization}. [1913 Webster]


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  • hexagonal system — ▪ crystallography       one of the principal categories of structures to which a given crystalline solid can be assigned. Components of crystals in this system are located by reference to four axes three of equal lengths set at 120° to one… …   Universalium

  • hexagonal system — noun : a crystal system characterized by three equal lateral axes intersecting at angles of 60 degrees and a vertical axis of variable length at right angles (as in the hexagonal prism) see crystal system illustration * * * hexagonal system,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hexagonal system — /hɛkˈsægənəl sɪstəm/ (say hek saguhnuhl sistuhm) noun a system of crystallisation characterised by three equal lateral axes intersecting at angles of 60° and a vertical axis of hexagonal symmetry and of different length at right angles to them …   Australian English dictionary

  • The Hexagonal system — Crystallization Crys tal*li*za tion (kr[i^]s tal*l[i^]*z[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. cristallization.] 1. (Chem. & Min.) The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hexagonal — Hex*ag o*nal, a. [Cf. F. hexagonal.] Having six sides and six angles; six sided. [1913 Webster] {Hexagonal system}. (Crystal.) See under {Crystallization}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hexagonal — /hɛkˈsægənəl/ (say hek saguhnuhl) adjective 1. of, relating to, or having the form of a hexagon. 2. having a hexagon as a base or cross section. 3. divided into hexagons, as a surface. 4. Crystallography denoting or relating to the hexagonal… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hexagonal — [hek sag′ə nəl] adj. [ML hexagonalis] 1. of, or having the form of, a hexagon 2. having a six sided base or section: said of a solid figure 3. designating or of a crystal system having three axes of equal length that intersect in the same plane… …   English World dictionary

  • system — [sis′təm] n. [LL systema < Gr systēma (gen. systēmatos) < synistanai, to place together < syn , together + histanai, to set: see STAND] 1. a set or arrangement of things so related or connected as to form a unity or organic whole [a… …   English World dictionary

  • Hexagonal crystal system — In crystallography, the hexagonal is one of the 7 crystal system, it contains 7 point groups . It has the same symmetry as a right prism with a hexagonal base. There is only one hexagonal Bravais lattice, which has six atoms per unit… …   Wikipedia

  • hexagonal crystal system — heksagoninė kristalografinė sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hexagonal crystal system; hexagonal crystallographic system vok. hexagonales Kristallsystem, n rus. гексагональная кристаллическая система, f; гексагональная… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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