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sexagesimal

adjective sex·a·ges·i·mal \ ˌsek-sə-ˈje-sə-məl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sexagesimal

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

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Origin and Etymology of sexagesimal

Latin sexagesimus sixtieth, from sexaginta sixty


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sexagesimal

noun

Definition of sexagesimal

:a sexagesimal fraction

First Known Use of sexagesimal

1647


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