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Isn't this also a verb? --Connel MacKenzie 20:31, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Etymology 1[edit]

I think this maybe needs looking at: 'hex' is used in the UK, and I could be wrong, but I doubt that its use there comes via Pennsylvania German...? 14:57, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Merriam Webster and Online Ety dictionary agree on this. I don't have OED handy. DCDuring TALK 20:37, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Etymology 2[edit]

Hex is also colloquial for "hextuple" when used in electronics components datasheets; for example, a CMOS chip called "40106" contains 6 identical, independent "Schmitt trigger" circuits and is therefore marketed as "Hex Schmitt trigger". 13:13, 23 November 2017 (UTC)