Definition of Hexa
Hexa comes from the Greek hex, meaning ‘six’. It is used, especially in many scientific and technical terms.
SYNONYMS FOR Hexa
ORIGIN OF Hexa
Many of our scientific and mathematical words can be traced back to Greek, and Hexa is no exception. The idea of a six-digit number was necessary to describe everyday objects. Since Hexa is a prefix, that is, an addition before the word as such, it is used in a large number of terms. Mostly of a scientific nature.
For example, the word hexagon. It comes from the Greek hexágōnon, where gonia means ‘angle’, which makes sense, since a hexagon has not only six sides, but also six angles or vertices. There are several types of hexagons, including the ‘regular hexagon’ in which all sides and angles are equal to each other, and the ‘irregular hexagon’, which has unequal angles and sides.
Another possible use of the Hexa prefix is in the hexadecimal system. Which is a type of numbering based on 16 digits. It can be used to represent large numbers with fewer digits.
In this system, there are 16 symbols or possible digit values from 0 to 9, followed by six alphabetic characters A, B, C, D, E and F. These are used to represent decimal values from 10 to 15 in individual bits.
CURIOSITIES OF Hexa
Hexagon – polygon of six angles.
Hexadecimal – numbering system based on the number 16.
Hexasyllable – a six-syllable word.
Hexapod – six-legged animal, usually insects.
Hexastyle – a building with six columns.
Hexameter – a six-foot classical Greek verse.