sexagesimal

[ sek-suh-jes-uh-muh l ]
/ ˌsɛk səˈdʒɛs ə məl /

adjective

pertaining to or based upon the number 60.

noun

a fraction whose denominator is 60 or a power of 60.

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Origin of sexagesimal

From the Medieval Latin word sexāgēsimālis, dating back to 1675–85. See Sexagesima, -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for sexagesimal

sexagesimal
/ (ˌsɛksəˈdʒɛsɪməl) /

adjective

relating to or based on the number 60sexagesimal measurement of angles

noun

a fraction in which the denominator is some power of 60; a sixtieth
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