SEXAGES'IMAL, a. Sixtieth; pertaining to the number sexty. Sexagenary or sexgesimal arithmetic, is a method of comutation by sexties, as that which is used in dividing minutes into seconds
Sixtieth; pertaining to the number sixty. Sexagenary or sexagesimal arithmetic, is a method of computation by sixties as that which is used in dividing minutes into seconds.
Sexagesimals, or sexagesimal fractions, are those whose denominators proceed in the ratio of sixty; as, 1/60, 1/3600, 1/21600. The denominator is sixty, or its multiple. These fractions are called also astronomical fractions, because formerly there were no others used in astronomical calculations. Encyc.
- Pertaining to, or founded on, the
- A sexagesimal