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[doo-uh-den-uh-ree, -dee-nuh-ree, dyoo-]
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  1. duodecimal.
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Origin of duodenary

1675–85; < Latin duodēn(ī) twelve each + -ary
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Historical Examples

  • The duodenary cycle is employed for the purpose of measuring time.

    Indo-China and Its Primitive People

    Henry Baudesson

  • The Thibetians have adopted the use of the denary and duodenary cycles.

  • They perform evolutions and involutions, till one is transformed by a duodenary ulcer.

  • After the alphabet come the names of the animals which symbolize the years of the duodenary cycle.

British Dictionary definitions for duodenary


  1. of or relating to the number 12; duodecimal
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin duodēnārius containing twelve
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