What is the difference between hexagonal and hexagon?

hexagonal | hexagon |

Hexagonal is a related term of hexagon.


As a adjective hexagonal

is (geometry) having six edges, or having a cross-section in the form of a hexagon.

As a noun hexagon is

a polygon with six sides and six angles.

hexagonal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (geometry) Having six edges, or having a cross-section in the form of a hexagon.
  • Nuts in engineering are generally hexagonal .
  • (crystallography) Having three equal axes which cross at 60° angles, and an unequal axis which crosses the others at 90° angle.
  • Coordinate terms

    * triclinic * monoclinic * orthorhombic * rhombohedral * tetragonal * cubic ----

    hexagon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A polygon with six sides and six angles.
  • Derived terms

    * Lemoine hexagon * Tucker hexagon