sextile


sextile

adjective

  1. Astronomy. noting or pertaining to the aspect or position of two heavenly bodies when 60° distant from each other.

noun

  1. Astronomy. a sextile position or aspect.
  2. Astrology. a sextile position or aspect, conducive to mental stimulation.
  3. Statistics. a quantile for the special case of six equal proportions.

noun

  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

1550s (adj.), “at a distance of 60 degrees;” 1590s (n.); from Latin sextilis (adj.) “the sixth,” from sextus “sixth” (ordinal number; see Sextus).

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