hexagesimal

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hexagesimal   (hěk'sə-jěs'ə-məl)  Pronunciation Key 
Of, relating to, or based on the number 60. The division of an hour into 60 minutes and of a minute into 60 seconds is due to the hexagesimal numeration used by the Babylonians.
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