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sexagesimal

[sek-suh-jes-uh-muh l] /ˌsɛk səˈdʒɛs ə məl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or based upon the number 60.
noun
2.
a fraction whose denominator is 60 or a power of 60.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Medieval Latin sexāgēsimālis. See Sexagesima, -al1
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sexagesimal

/ˌsɛksəˈdʒɛsɪməl/
adjective
1.
relating to or based on the number 60: sexagesimal measurement of angles
noun
2.
a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 60; a sixtieth
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Word Origin and History for sexagesimal
adj.

"pertaining to 60," 1680s, from Medieval Latin sexagesimalis, from Latin sexagesimus "the sixtieth," from sexaginta "sixty."

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