# Definition:Hexagon/Regular

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## Definition

A **regular hexagon** is a hexagon which is both equilateral and equiangular.

That is, a regular polygon with $6$ sides.

That is, a hexagon in which all the sides are the same length, and all the vertices have the same angle:

## Historical Note

Pappus of Alexandria noted how bees constructed honeycombs in the shape of a regular tessellation of hexagons.

## Linguistic Note

The word **hexagon** derives from the Greek **hexa**, meaning **six**, and **gon**, deriving from the Greek for **corner**.

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.4$: Euclid (flourished ca. $300$ B.C.)