hexagram
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1871 a plane figure that has the shape of a 6-pointed star, that consists of two intersecting congruent equilateral triangles having the same point as center and their sides parallel, and that can be formed by constructing external equilateral triangles on the sides of a regular hexagon — compare Solomon's seal 2

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  • 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) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hexagram — 1863 as a type of geometric figure, from HEXA (Cf. hexa ) + GRAM (Cf. gram). I Ching sense attested from 1882 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hexagram — ► NOUN ▪ a six pointed star formed by two intersecting equilateral triangles …   English terms dictionary

  • hexagram — [hek′sə gram΄] n. [ HEXA + GRAM] 1. a six pointed star formed by extending the sides of a regular hexagon, or by placing one equilateral triangle over another so that corresponding sides intersect: see STAR OF DAVID 2. in the I Ching, a pair of… …   English World dictionary

  • Hexagram — For symbols used in the I Ching, see Hexagram (I Ching) : For a Jewish symbol, see Star of David. : For Occultic symbol see Unicursal hexagram A hexagram is a six pointed geometric star figure, {6/2} or 2{3}, the compound of two equilateral… …   Wikipedia

  • hexagram — UK [ˈheksəˌɡræm] / US noun [countable] Word forms hexagram : singular hexagram plural hexagrams a star with six points that is made from two triangles …   English dictionary

  • hexagram — hex|a|gram [ heksə,græm ] noun count a star with six points that is made from two TRIANGLES. The Star of David is a common hexagram …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hexagram — s ( met, hexagram, best. pl. men) sexuddig stjärna …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • hexagram — hexagrammoid, adj., n. /hek seuh gram /, n. 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. Geom. a… …   Universalium

  • 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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