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duodenary

[doo-uh-den-uh-ree, -dee-nuh-ree, dyoo-]
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adjective
  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

duodenary

adjective
  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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