hexagram

hexagram
  n. six-pointed star.

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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 (disambiguation) — Hexagram can mean: *Unicursal Hexagram: a six pointed star that is unique in that it can be traced or drawn as one complete symbol (unicursally), rather than two overlaid triangles. *Hexagram: a star made of two superimposed equilateral triangles …   Wikipedia

  • Hexagram (song) — Infobox Single Name = Hexagram Artist = Deftones from Album = Deftones B side = Lovers Released = December 30, 2003 Format = CD single Recorded = 2002 Genre = Alternative metal Heavy metal Length = 4:08 Label = Maverick Records Producer = Terry… …   Wikipedia

  • Hexagram (currency) — The hexagram was a large silver coin of the Byzantine Empire issued primarily during 7th century AD during the reigns of Heraclius, Constans II, and Constantine IV. It weighed about 6 grams. It was not as common as bronze or gold coinage.See also …   Wikipedia

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