# sexagesimal

[sek-suh-jes-uh-muh l]

## Origin of sexagesimal

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### Historical Examples of sexagesimal

The trigonometrical results are given for every hundred-thousandth of the quadrant (10″ centesimal or 3″.24 sexagesimal).

The Babylonians adopted 60 for both these purposes, thus giving us the sexagesimal division of angles and of time.

Each degree is divided into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds, according to the sexagesimal division of the circle.

The Sailor's Word-BookWilliam Henry Smyth

Gunter had as early as 1620 given the logarithms of sines and tangents on the sexagesimal scale, as far as seven decimals.

It relates to the operations with integers and sexagesimal fractions, including roots, and contains no applications.

The Hindu-Arabic NumeralsDavid Eugene Smith

## sexagesimal

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