Origin of sexagesimal
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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 Numerals|David Eugene Smith
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-Book|William Henry Smyth
After that the sexagesimal division system is abandoned, and fractions of seconds are estimated in decimals.
The trigonometrical results are given for every hundred-thousandth of the quadrant (10″ centesimal or 3″.24 sexagesimal).
"pertaining to 60," 1680s, from Medieval Latin sexagesimalis, from Latin sexagesimus "the sixtieth," from sexaginta "sixty."