sextile

sextile

[sek-stil, -stahyl]
adjective
1.
Astronomy. noting or pertaining to the aspect or position of two heavenly bodies when 60° distant from each other.
noun
2.
Astronomy. a sextile position or aspect.
3.
Astrology. a sextile position or aspect, conducive to mental stimulation.
4.
Statistics. a quantile for the special case of six equal proportions.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin sextīlis, equivalent to sext(us) sixth + -īlis -ile

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sextile (ˈsɛkstaɪl)
 
n
1.  statistics one of five actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into six groups with equal frequencies
2.  astrology, astronomy an aspect or position of 60° between two planets or other celestial bodies
 
[C16: from Latin sextīlis one sixth (of a circle), from sextus sixth]

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