duodecimal

[doo-uh-des-uh-muh l, dyoo-]

adjective

pertaining to twelfths or to the number 12.
proceeding by twelves.

noun

one of a system of numbers based on the number 12.
one of 12 equal parts.

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Nearby words

  1. duo-tang,
  2. duobinary,
  3. duodecagon,
  4. duodecastyle,
  5. duodecillion,
  6. duodecimo,
  7. duodenal,
  8. duodenal ampulla,
  9. duodenal cap,
  10. duodenal fossa

Origin of duodecimal

1705–15; < Latin duodecim twelve + -al1

Related formsdu·o·dec·i·mal·i·ty, noundu·o·dec·i·mal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for duodecimal

duodecimal

adjective

relating to twelve or twelfths

noun

a twelfth
one of the numbers used in a duodecimal number system
Derived Formsduodecimally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for duodecimal

duodecimal

adj.

1714, from Latin in duodecimo (see duodecimo).

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Science definitions for duodecimal

duodecimal

[dōō′ə-dĕsə-məl]

Relating to or based on the number 12; having 12 as the base. In the duodecimal number system, each digit represents a multiple of a power of 12 instead of 10. Thus the duodecimal number 24 represents (2 X 121) + (4 X 120), or 28.
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