sexagesimal

sexagesimal

[sek-suh-jes-uh-muhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to or based upon the number 60.
noun
2.
a fraction whose denominator is 60 or a power of 60.

Origin:
1675–85; < Medieval Latin sexāgēsimālis. See Sexagesima, -al1

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sexagesimal (ˌsɛksəˈdʒɛsɪməl)
 
adj
1.  relating to or based on the number 60: sexagesimal measurement of angles
 
n
2.  a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 60; a sixtieth

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