What is another word for Sexagesimal?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛkse͡ɪd͡ʒsˌɪmə͡l] (IPA)

Sexagesimal is a mathematical term that refers to a system of counting or measuring in base 60. Some synonyms for sexagesimal include the terms sexagenary, which is used to describe something related to 60 or a set of 60 things, and sexadic, which refers to a numbering system that is based on 60. Other related terms include base 60, which is a counting system in which each place value is a power of 60, and sextant, which is an instrument used in navigation that is divided into 60 equal parts. In general, these synonyms all relate to the use of the number 60 in mathematical or navigational contexts.

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What are the hypernyms for Sexagesimal?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    numeral system, number representation, positional notation system.

Usage examples for Sexagesimal

In his Chronology of Ancient Nations he gives the sum of a geometric progression and shows how, in order to avoid any possibility of error, the number may be expressed in three different systems: with Indian symbols, in Sexagesimal notation, and by an alphabet system which will be touched upon later.
"The Hindu-Arabic Numerals"
David Eugene Smith Louis Charles Karpinski
Hypsicles was the first Greek writer who is known to have used Sexagesimal fractions,-the degrees, minutes, and seconds of our angle measure.
"The Teaching of Geometry"
David Eugene Smith

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