Definition of Hexagram

1. Noun. A regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles.

Specialized synonyms: Magen David, Mogen David, Shield Of David, Solomon's Seal, Star Of David
Generic synonyms: Star



Definition of Hexagram

1. n. A figure of six lines

Definition of Hexagram

1. Noun. A hollow six-pointed star formed by overlapping two equilateral triangles; the Star of David. ¹

2. Noun. Any of the 64 sets of solid and broken lines used for divination in the I Ching. ¹

3. Noun. A large silver coin minted during the Byzantine Empire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hexagram

1. a six-pointed star [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexagram

hexafluorothioacetone
hexafoil
hexafoils
hexagenerian
hexagenerians
hexaglot
hexagon
hexagonal
hexagonal prism
hexagonal prisms
hexagonal water
hexagonally
hexagonies
hexagons
hexagony
hexagram (current term)
hexagrammatic
hexagramme
hexagrammes
hexagrams
hexagynia
hexagynous
hexahedra
hexahedral
hexahedrite
hexahedro-
hexahedron
hexahedrons
hexahelicene
hexahelicenes

Literary usage of Hexagram

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1. Chapters on the Modern Geometry of the Point, Line, and Circle: Being the by Richard Townsend (1865)
"... (or hexagram), therefore, &c. 304. The two following reciprocal criteria that six points lying in pairs on the three sides of a triangle should ..."

2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1892)
"... method of deriving the hexagram by projection of the lines on a nodal cubic surface from the node. By use of a new form of the equation to this surface ..."

3. A Manual of Descriptive Geometry, with Numerous Problems by Clarence Abiathar Waldo (1887)
"In Pascal's hexagram it is convenient to arrange the symbols for the lines in a row and connect them as rq. If A, B, C, D, E, F, be the vertices, then AB, ..."

4. Early Chinese History: Are the Chinese Classics Forged? by Herbert J. Allen (1906)
"54th hexagram. ' To give a sister in marriage.'— " When Emperor-B gave his sister in marriage, the sleeves of the bride's robe were not so splendid as those ..."

5. I Ching: Translation and Remarks: the Chameleon Book by Freeman Crouch (2005)
"The same word is used in hexagram 57, which is ignored in most translations. I felt that for English speakers “throne” conveyed this symbolic meaning in a ..."

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