sexagesimal


sexagesimal

adjective

  1. pertaining to or based upon the number 60.

noun

  1. a fraction whose denominator is 60 or a power of 60.

adjective

  1. relating to or based on the number 60sexagesimal measurement of angles

noun

  1. a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 60; a sixtieth

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

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