honeycomb

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

honey +‎ comb

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌniːkəʊm/
    Honeycomb with drone larvae and eggs.
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NounEdit

honeycomb (plural honeycombs)

  1. A structure of hexagonal cells made by bees primarily of wax, to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed themselves during winter.
  2. Any structure resembling a honeycomb.
    The wood porch was a honeycomb of termite tunnels before we replaced it.
  3. (construction) voids left in concrete resulting from failure of the mortar to effectively fill the spaces among coarse aggregate particles.
  4. (aviation) Manufactured material used manufacture light, stiff structural components using a sandwich design.
  5. (solar cell) texturing the surface of a cell to increase its surface area and capture more sun. [1]

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  1. ^ http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2009/07/creating-not-overly-disruptive-changes-in-solar-manufacturing?cmpid=WNL-Friday-July17-2009

VerbEdit

honeycomb (third-person singular simple present honeycombs, present participle honeycombing, simple past and past participle honeycombed)

  1. To riddle something with holes, especially in such a pattern.
    Termites will honeycomb a porch made of untreated pine.

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Last modified on 11 April 2014, at 02:35