duodecimal

adjective
duo·​dec·​i·​mal | \ ˌdü-ə-ˈde-sə-məl How to pronounce duodecimal (audio) , ˌdyü- \

Definition of duodecimal

: of, relating to, or proceeding by twelve or the scale of twelves

Other Words from duodecimal

duodecimal noun

Examples of duodecimal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, ancient Egyptian astronomers who used the duodecimal counting system, based on 12, divided the day and night into 12 hours each, giving us 24 hours in the day. New York Times, 25 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of duodecimal

1663, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duodecimal

Latin duodecim — more at dozen

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The first known use of duodecimal was in 1663

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Cite this Entry

“Duodecimal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duodecimal. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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