vigesimal

[vahy-jes-uh-muh l]

Origin of vigesimal

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

adjective
  1. relating to or based on the number 20
  2. taking place or proceeding in intervals of 20
  3. twentieth

Word Origin for vigesimal

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