Sexagesimal arithmetic
Sexagesimal Sex`a*ges"i*mal, a. [Cf. F. sexag['e]simal.] Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty. [1913 Webster]

{Sexagesimal fractions} or {Sexagesimal numbers} (Arith. & Alg.), those fractions whose denominators are some power of sixty; as, 1/60, 1/3600, 1/216000; -- called also {astronomical fractions}, because formerly there were no others used in astronomical calculations.

{Sexagesimal arithmetic}, or {Sexagenary arithmetic}, the method of computing by the sexagenary scale, or by sixties.

{Sexagesimal scale} (Math.), the sexagenary scale. [1913 Webster]


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