Hexagram Hex"a*gram, n. [Hexa- + -gram.] A figure of six lines; specif.: (a) A figure composed of two equal triangles intersecting so that each side of one triangle is parallel to a side of the other, and the six points coincide with those of a hexagon. (b) In Chinese literature, one of the sixty-four figures formed of six parallel lines (continuous or broken), forming the basis of the I Ching (Yih King), or ``Book of Changes.'' --S. W. Williams. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • hexagram — noun a) A hollow six pointed star formed by overlapping two equilateral triangles; the Star of David. b) Any of the 64 sets of solid and broken lines used for divination in the I Ching …   Wiktionary

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