biquinary

adjective

bi·​quinary
(ˈ)bī+
: of, based on, being, or relating to a mixed-base system of numbers in which each decimal digit n is represented as a pair of digits xy where n = 5x + y and x is written in base 2 as 0 or 1 and y is written in base 5 as 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4
decimal 9 is represented by biquinary 14

Word History

Etymology

bi- entry 1 + quinary

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biquinary was in 1871

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“Biquinary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biquinary. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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