Sexagesimal scale
Sexagenary Sex*ag"e*na*ry, a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty, sex six: cf. sexag['e]naire. See {Six}.] Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old. [1913 Webster]

{Sexagenary arithmetic}. See under {Sexagesimal}.

{Sexagenary scale}, or {Sexagesimal scale} (Math.), a scale of numbers in which the modulus is sixty. It is used in treating the divisions of the circle. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sexagesimal scale — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sexagesimal scale — noun : a scale of numbers that proceeds by sixties (as in degrees or hours, minutes, and seconds) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sexagesimal fractions — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sexagesimal numbers — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sexagenary scale — Sexagenary Sex*ag e*na*ry, a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty, sex six: cf. sexag[ e]naire. See {Six}.] Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astronomical fractions — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sexagenary 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sexagenary — Sex*ag e*na*ry, a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty, sex six: cf. sexag[ e]naire. See {Six}.] Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old. [1913 Webster] {Sexagenary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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