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5 definitions found
 for hex
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hex
      adj 1: of or pertaining to a number system having 16 as its base
             [syn: hexadecimal, hex]
      n 1: an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family";
           "he put the whammy on me" [syn: hex, jinx, curse,
           whammy]
      v 1: cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on
           someone or something [syn: hex, bewitch, glamour,
           witch, enchant, jinx]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "hex":
     Jonah, Weird Sisters, abuse, accurse, afflict, aggrieve, anathema,
     anathematize, bad influence, ban, bedevil, befoul, bewitch,
     blaspheme, blasphemy, blast, blight, bring bad luck, cantrip,
     charm, commination, condemn, confound, corrupt, coven, crucify,
     curse, damage, damn, damnation, darn, defile, demonize,
     denunciation, deprave, despoil, destroy, diabolize, disadvantage,
     disserve, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do wrong,
     do wrong by, doom, enchant, enchantment, enchantress, envenom,
     evil eye, evil genius, evil star, excommunicate, excommunication,
     execrate, execration, exorcism, fulminate against, fulmination,
     get into trouble, glamour, hag, harass, harm, hoodoo, hurt,
     ill wind, impair, imprecate, imprecation, infect, injure, jinx,
     lamia, magic spell, malevolent influence, malison, malocchio,
     maltreat, menace, mistreat, molest, obsess, outrage, overlook,
     persecute, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute,
     possess, prejudice, proscription, savage, scathe, shamaness,
     sorceress, spell, taint, threaten, throw a whammy, thunder against,
     thundering, torment, torture, violate, voodoo, wanga, weird,
     whammy, witch, witchwife, witchwoman, wound, wreak havoc on,
     wrong
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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 (18 March 2015) :

  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 languages.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-03-06)
  

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