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# sexagesimal

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

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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

SEX-A-GES-IM-AL, a.

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.

Sex`a*ges"i*mal
1. Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty.

Sexagesimal fractions or numbers (Arith. *** Alg.), those fractions whose denominators are some power of sixty] as, ***frac1x60], ***frac1x3600], ***frac1x216000]; -- called also astronomical fractions, because formerly there were no others used in astronomical calculations. -- Sexagesimal, or Sexagenary, arithmetic, the method of computing by the sexagenary scale, or by sixties. -- Sexagesimal scale (Math.), the sexagenary scale.

2. A sexagesimal fraction.
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Sexagesimal

SEXAGES'IMAL, adjective 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

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 astonomical fractions, because formerly there were no others used in astronomical calculations.

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