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sexagesimal

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adjective sex·a·ges·i·mal \-ˈje-sə-məl\

Definition of sexagesimal

  1. :  of, relating to, or based on the number 60

Origin and Etymology of sexagesimal

Latin sexagesimus sixtieth, from sexaginta sixty


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sexagesimal

noun sex·a·ges·i·mal

Definition of sexagesimal

  1. :  a sexagesimal fraction

First Known Use of sexagesimal

1647

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