## Look up: sexagesimal

1. Sexagesimal
Sexagesimal (base 60) is a numeral system with sixty as its base. It originated with the ancient Sumerians in the 3rd millennium BC, it was passed down to the ancient Babylonians, and it is still used — in a modified form — for measuring time, angles, and geographic coordinates. The number 60, ...
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2. Sexagesimal
In the sexagesimal system calculations are done in the base 60 as used by the Ancient Babylonians. The remnants of sexagesimal notation remain in our method of telling time and measuring angles. See also: Plane Angle, Time.
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3. Sexagesimal
Sex`a·ges'i·mal adjective [ Confer French sexagésimal .] Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty. Sexagesimal fractions or numbers (Arith. & Alg.) , those fractions whose denominators are some power of sixty; ...
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4. Sexagesimal
Sex`a·ges'i·mal noun A sexagesimal fraction.
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5. sexagesimal
Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty. ... <mathematics> Sexagesimal fractions or numbers, 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 calculation...
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6. sexagesimal
adjective of or relating to or reckoning in sixtieths; `the sexagesimal divisions of hours and degrees`
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7. Sexagesimal
• (a.) Pertaining to, or founded on, the number sixty. • (n.) A sexagesimal fraction.
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8. sexagesimal
Of, relating to, or based upon the number sixty. Sexagesimal refers especially to the number system with base 60. The Babylonians began using such a scheme around the beginning of the second millennium B.C. in what was the first example of a place-value system. Our degree of 60 minutes, minute of 60...
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9. sexagesimal
1) Common fraction 2) Simple fraction
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