- containing ten; tenfold.
- proceeding by tens; decimal.
Origin of denary
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The Thibetians have adopted the use of the denary and duodenary cycles.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China
Evariste Regis Huc
There is no essential difference, however, between this and the denary basis.
The notation is then said to be in the scale of which ten is the base, or in the denary scale.
The numeration was in the denary scale, so that it did not agree absolutely with the notation.
But the system has never spread; and the word “dozen” itself is based on the denary scale.
- calculated by tens; based on ten; decimal
- containing ten parts; tenfold
C16: from Latin dēnārius containing ten; see denarius
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