bi·​quinary | \ (ˈ)bī+ \

Definition of biquinary

: 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

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First Known Use of biquinary

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biquinary

bi- entry 1 + quinary

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“Biquinary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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