vigesimal

[ vahy-jes-uh-muh l ]
/ vaɪˈdʒɛs ə məl /
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adjective

of, relating to, or based on twenty.
proceeding by twenties.

Nearby words

  1. viewy,
  2. viff,
  3. vig,
  4. viga,
  5. vigentennial,
  6. vigesimo,
  7. vigesimo-quarto,
  8. vigia,
  9. vigil,
  10. vigil light

Origin of vigesimal

1650–60; < Latin vīgēsim(us), variant (with g of vīgintī twenty) of vīcēsimus, vīcēnsimus twentieth + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for vigesimal

vigesimal

/ (vaɪˈdʒɛsɪməl) /

adjective

relating to or based on the number 20
taking place or proceeding in intervals of 20
twentieth

Word Origin for vigesimal

C17: from Latin vīgēsimus, variant (influenced by vīgintī twenty) of vīcēsimus twentieth

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