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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  In  Chinese  literature,  one  of  the  sixty-four  figures 
  formed  of  six  parallel  lines  (continuous  or  broken), 
  forming  the  basis  of  the  Yih  King,  or  ``Book  of 
  Changes.'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hexagram 
  n  :  a  regular  polygon  formed  by  completing  two  equilateral 
  triangles  from  a  regular  hexagon 




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