Sexagesimal

Definition of Sexagesimal

Sex`a`ges´i`mal
a.1.Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty.
Sexagesimal fractions
(Arith. & Alg.) those fractions whose denominators are some power of sixty; as, astronomical fractions, because formerly there were no others used in astronomical calculations.
Sexagesimal arithmetic
the method of computing by the sexagenary scale, or by sixties.
Sexagesimal scale
(Math.) the sexagenary scale.
n.1.A sexagesimal fraction.

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one-sixtieth, sixtieth
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