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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hex-  \Hex-\,  Hexa  \Hex"a\  [Gr.  "e`x  six  See  {Six}.] 
  A  prefix  or  combining  form  used  to  denote  six  sixth  etc.; 
  as  hexatomic,  hexabasic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hex 
  adj  :  of  or  pertaining  to  a  number  system  having  16  as  its  base 
  [syn:  {hexadecimal}] 
  n  :  an  evil  spell;  "a  witch  put  a  curse  on  his  whole  family" 
  [syn:  {jinx},  {curse}] 
  v  :  cast  a  spell  over  someone  or  something  put  a  hex  on  someone 
  or  something  [syn:  {bewitch},  {glamour},  {witch},  {enchant}, 
  {jinx}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  hex  n.  1.  Short  for  {{hexadecimal}},  base  16.  2.  A  6-pack  of 
  anything  (compare  {quad},  sense  2).  Neither  usage  has  anything  to  do  with 
  {magic}  or  {black  art},  though  the  pun  is  appreciated  and  occasionally 
  used  by  hackers.  True  story:  As  a  joke,  some  hackers  once  offered 
  some  surplus  ICs  for  sale  to  be  worn  as  protective  amulets  against 
  hostile  magic.  The  chips  were  of  course,  hex  inverters. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  hex 
 
  1.  {hexadecimal}. 
 
  2.  A  6-pack  of  anything  (compare  {quad}).  Neither  usage  has 
  anything  to  do  with  {magic}  or  {black  art},  though  the  pun  is 
  appreciated  and  occasionally  used  by  hackers.  True  story:  As 
  a  joke,  some  hackers  once  offered  some  surplus  ICs  for  sale  to 
  be  worn  as  protective  amulets  against  hostile  magic.  The 
  chips  were  of  course,  hex  inverters. 
 
  3.    The  {hash}  character,  used  to  introduce 
  {hexadecimal}  constants  in  some  {assembly  language}s. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-03-06) 
 
 




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