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Definition: 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; 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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